Remember me as through the summer days:
The heavy scent of drying grass and sun
Poured down and drifted in a sultry haze,
Beneath it nestled two as close as one.
Remember me as on a starry night,
Some time before the dawn: your skin on mine,
Desiring no more but that we might
Forever lie together, safe behind
A bolted door to keep the world away...
But barring that, with this embrace content;
Remember how I longed for you to stay,
And lingered at my window as you went,
Alone, unwilling. Still we sleep apart
In body, yet as always, near in heart.
May 26, 1987