he snaps a Polaroid
of her as she is sleeping
tranquil and still
for the time being
he'd like to think
that she'd never leave him
(what a beautiful imagination)
he'll never forget her face
or how seduction's written
in every one of her curves

she rolls over and smiles at him
"Good morning handsome,"
and he scolds himself for
thinking such a thing
(even though you and I know
that Prince Charming and Cinderella
don't live happily ever after)