I lie in bed, thinking of you, my heart full and warm.
Even with my eyes closed in the dark,
I can see your image,
As bright as day.
It warms me further.
I feel your breath against my neck and I roll over.
I can almost see you reach for me;
My empty embrace a cold thing to endure.
I lie there bereft and alone.

My thoughts wander between twilight
And I see us together,
lying in each other's arms.
I'm kissing you deeply,
Your hands upon my body, my very soul.
You pull gently away from my embrace and smile.
And then you dissolve into a mist
And I reach out once more,
Expecting you to be there.

But I am alone.


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