Darkness has settled in
The cold outside our four snug walls
Frosts our windows
Turns snow into a hard, white crust
The day has been long my love
I have been doing battle with the world today
I have been doing battle with myself
My body is bone-tired
My heart aches
My soul is weary
And exhausted tears are a heartbeat away
Will you hold me close to your chest
Lend me your strength?
Cup my face tenderly
Before kissing my forehead, my lips?
May I lay on your broad shoulder, clasped in your arms
While you whisper me a goodnight story?
Can you sing me a love song
That you wrote just for me?
Will you remind me
That you are mine
And I am yours
That when we are together we are always home?
Can you gently remind me
That I am a woman
Worthy of your poetry
Worthy of your love?
Until I am able to still my mind
And drift off
Into peaceful slumber
Under your watchful gaze. . .