As a time of day
You play on a loop in your head;
On your bed the silky calm;
A prayer sweet, a haunting psalm.
In your dream I will hide
Push aside doubt-driven shadows
That grows on your fear-drunken soul—
A bright cloud-covered sun.
As the last light of dusk,
Basked in your reverie
Which beauty defies the dawn;
Think first of me
As the first light of day touches you,
Paints a smile on your face;
Hurts erased from the night before.
Wake up, sleepy head!
Stay awake and stay forevermore.
As the last thought in your pocket;
Under toothless smiles, a dark secret.
From oblivion rescue me
This lone sailor lost at sea.
Put arms around my name
After it slips from your tongue.
Hold it tight before I depart
And break into an exaltation of larks
Nesting past the edges of the skies.
From your eyes let not grief flow,
The wilting images of now and ago.
In your heart hide my voice—
The soft whispers in the dark
A choice to a path to tread
Before I crumble to dust and you—
A closed book I once read.