Nightcap

Written by: Kelly McDonald

Languid limbs lie in wait
Motionless memories dissipate
Breathing cadenced calm and slow
Echoing heartbeats through eardrums flow

Illuminations snuffed by tidal twilight
Ushering in cool dark ebony night
Tucked away tranquility; warm body heat 
Flowing gently under soft clean sheets

Perfect stillness soothing sounds
Familiar space where comfort found
Floating solace weightless grace
Encompassing erasure of every trace

Of compiled complicated residues of the day
Diminished discarded fluff blown away
Now free of clutter; a tiny space
Reserved within for your beautiful face

Gazing upon you as drowsiness pleas
For yours must be the very last image I see
Before this soft journey, so I might take there
Deep brown eyes and warm velvet hair

Holding you just as if you were my pillar
With you as my refuge I’ve nothing to fear
Come with me my love; I’ll show you the way
Accompany me to slumber and promise always
To stay