Can she hear my thoughts, I wonder
As we nestle like spoons, me tucked up behind
Our soft breath in repose belies
The burning flame that glows in my mind.
My hands on her back caress her spine
While she reads her book with happy sighs
Our legs beneath the sheets entwine
Her curves all pressed up to my thighs.
Our children home and safe in bed
The dogs lie sprawled upon the floor
And all that's evil in the world
For now abides outside our door.
The calmness of the scene conceals
The raging storm, the furnace fire,
A silken sheath for piercing light
A rising tide of hearts' desire.
Our passion mounts along a road
Well trod, but still no garden flight
With trails that twist to craggy peaks
Where secret blossoms scent the night.
We climb together the perilous path
Pass the panther, elude the snake
Dance along the delicate edge
Soar above the canyon and lake
We reach the top still hand in hand
Our face alit by falling star
And sleep together on the sand
Of time, revealed for who we are.