I'll dip my brush in colorful pots

My paint is my soul and your dreams, which I've stolen

While you slept.

My vellum stretched

Like my patience you try

Water and my brush skim

Sleek on the surface.

I'll paint you;

Peaceful in sleep

Sunlight lances off your shape and you

Don't notice I'm not beside you.

Vermillion S of your spine

I'm forgetting what you look like.

Pause by my canvas

Is that you over my shoulder?

Still in dust-trapped sunlight

I hold my breath and hope for you.

If I stay, just there, I swear

I can feel your babybreath

I'll stop writing now;

I want to paint you

Before your aura slips away.