Sleeping Beauty

You look beautiful even when you sleep,
Your smile locked in trance.
At this time, there's no need to peep,
I can stare at you as you sleep,
This is my chance.

This is when I can study you,
To trace those gentle curves,
To admire your flowing hair,
Yes, I have the nerve!

I reach to stroke your pretty face,
But pull back just in time.
I remind myself that I must make no trace,
that I've been watching all this time.

She doesn't know I love her,
She doesn't know I care,
I'm just a friend to her.
No love, No care.

Then she wakes up and looks at me,
I pull away in time,
Another time, my sleeping beauty,
Indeed, another time.

Huang Yen Khai©2002