Fall to Sleep
it dangles above me
as I lie in my bed
slipping from consiousness
silvery thread
always tempting
my fingers icy
reaching to touch it's silk
flooding with warmth
as it slips between my hands
in the darkness you are mine
and my heart beats fast
breath caught in that time-stopped moment
between hope and devastation
when I hold you with my mind
before reality slashes back
and the coldness that is the lack of you
shocks me briefly
before I fall to sleep.