Descending Night

Descending Night

With one eye open

I see you

close the curtain 

to make the room dark.

Turn down your music

to make the room quiet.

Sleep, you say,

you’re tired

And I know that you want me to stay.

The night is descending

and you have been alone 

far too long.

So I close my eyes

and enjoy the attention.

Feeling needed

in your life.

Feeling safe

in the cocoon of your room.

Feeling loved

in the warmth of your embrace.

As you stretch out beside me

your heart beats

a song meant for me.

And I drift off

for a few hours.