I watch the snowflakes kiss the windowpane,
Reflecting their lithe dance on your pale skin,
I feel a yearning as old as time as you relax against my side,
Your gentle eyelids flutter and betray the pulse of your dreaming.
The clock pumps out its rhythm and i am suddenly irate,
I used to like that sound, like heartbeats and melodies,
Now it sounds more like a funeral march,
Cat-like time stalks us, waiting to pounce unexpectedly,
I want to shake you and whisper urgently to you.
Instead i gaze at you intently, willing you to wake,
Sunlight struggles through the stain glass bluebird,
Dappled blue light dances across your chest,
I gaze into the blue world and watch the forget-me-nots struggle in the snow,
Please my love i must leave you now but when i too am sleeping;
FORGET ME NOT