The first night I stayed under the stars at your house, I tossed and turned until finally I woke you with Soft kisses over your bare shoulders and on your chest Just above your heart. After stirring out of your slumber, your lips brushed mine And the crook of your arm fit perfectly around My body as you held me close. One of us just barely awake, the other wide.
Learning to sleep with someone new takes time; Discovering the way their chest rises and falls Like the tide comes up to kiss the sand Before receding back and pushing forward again. Listening to their deep breaths as they lay Almost lifeless on their back, Matching their breaths to heartbeats beneath your cheek. The way they stir in the sleep and reposition Themselves so their arm holds you safe and secure Even when they’re dreaming.