Rest Your Head I

your beautiful head
rests on my shoulder
like a rose
cradled in my palm
your soft hair
fragrant against my cheek
your tears crystal pearls
bedewing my eyes with the velvet
of sadness graced by sharing

your weary soul rests trustingly
within my sheltering love

I swallow hard
choked with tenderness
deep inside
my soul sings silent tears
brimming with the magnitude
of this priceless joy
to hold the treasure of the universe
in my undeserving hands
in this diamond moment

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