The frost sets in fast tonight
Up on the terrace it falls
Settles upon skin
Wriggles inside bones
And brings breath to hang
In air

Long seconds tick themselves to sleep
Slight moments tied and wrapped

I am so heavy these days, so set within this life
And the majicks I once felt still glitter
But distant like the pulsing ships upon an eternal horizon

I long for your gaze, your connected face
And words to tumble out over your lips
Trickle down my throat
Fill my lungs and curl themselves about my spine

I am so simply
And so softly
Waiting for you

To wake me from this sleep