Illusion of Love

I awoke to the scent of her sleep
sat up in the bed
Watched her dream in pleasant rest
reflected on my love for her.

Laid back down to hold her
for just one more cherished moment.
She awoke to my movement
slowly opening her eyes
stretched with a smile of contentment
upon acknowledging my presence.

we exchanged small whispers
proclamations of our love
I rubbed her skin softly
as we lay nude, on white sheets
of purity.

I kissed her
paused
lips so close
I could feel her life.

we stared, smiling
into each other’s eyes
I then knew
for the first time
I was alive.

2011