Now I Know What Love Is

He whispers, please don't go
I cannot be without your voice
So low, and gentle
Soothing me to tenderness

Be my love, awake with me
Hold my heart at dawn
Though I fear this love,
Fear dark passion and betrayal

And nights unmarked with sleep
Your lips against my hair,
My hands a tangled vine entwined
Beneath the softness of your skin,

I flee to find oblivion
I seek a thousand dreamless years
Yet I cannot bear to wake without you
I cannot bear a day alone

I look into your eyes
and I am lost
I look into your eyes
And I am home

Break here upon my shore
Break here and dissolve
Falling here, fallen here
Beneath a wild god

©J.L.Stanley