Long Nights

He traced the length of her spine with his fingertips

Her body shimmering in the dark

Etchings of their love unfolding

They'd come and go

But they called it home

She twitched in her sleep and he coveted her

Shielding her sorrows with his body

It was magical

A dream that they'd never wake up from

Grasping each other tightly

Picture perfect longing

This was their freedom