I awakened to the morning glow of your warm skin
To the raspy, well-rested tenor in your voice
I arose to the percolating coffee aroma, and
I ran wild in my mind through nerves and noise
Do I belong in this embrace of your strength?
Do I deserve the beating heart of your love?
Am I worth the gifts of your generosity?
As I sipped your coffee, I wondered if I’m enough
I curled my being under you like a shivering stray
I shouted silently for you to maintain my happiness
Did you hear my insecurity? My worry and past pain?
Sometimes what you don’t hear is what’s actually loudest
I fell beside you after lovemaking and promises
We spooned and caressed in the shadows of night
I don’t know our future, but I know that I’m here in this moment
And for every moment you allow me, or… until the dawn’s light.