stray hairs intertwined among themselves
tickling the corner of your mouth
floating with the waves of air that come in and out
just keep sleeping, i don't want it to end

my fingers, rested in between yours
tracing the lines of your hands,
with every toss they stay held tight
maybe you know that i need them there

you're off dreaming, and i'm counting sheep
you look so peaceful that i envy your sleep

you look so fragile

but i can't help but want to reach...
to tuck the hairs behind your ears,
pull the blanket up over your shoulders
but i wouldn't want to wake you up

so just keep sleeping,
i don't want this to end
we can talk in the daytime
we can some other day

i would rather be here beside you
than sleeping soundly in my own bed.