"As I Walk Through the Valley of Sleep"

My fingers slowly walk down

the smooth curve of your

back – they tip-toe across the

smooth plain of muscular

masculinity. With your head

resting just above my breast I

can feel how easily you breathe,

and how you gently sigh

in your sleep… Oh! What dreams

are in your head, while your

eyelashes rest on your cheek.

I could always stay like

that, I could get my rest

without sleeping as long as I can

watch you in your slumber.

As long as I can feel your

skin against mine and have

all of our limbs entangled

so that it's as if we are one

body – I could be happy

forever. Just let me stay always and

run my hands down the valley

of your shoulder blades and

I'll never cry again.