You cross the room slowly, closing the distance between us. You raise your arms and welcome me into your heart. I don't think I'll ever leave.
The stars have woven a quilt above us, and we speak words of promise as we say goodnight. You hold me tight and I wonder if you can feel my heart pound within your chest. It's hard to breathe with you so near, but now all that i can think of is the way we slide and twist around each other, our lives intertwining like branches. Hold me more still. And leave the rest to nature. We will grow separate, but together.