Diamond shards your tender beauty

Your skin is the soft petal of a lily,
the fragrant velvet of a rose;
your scent the tender ache of a dream
as you are lying there within an
inch of my wistful hands, yet
removed by light-years of never-to-be.
Warm and real beyond my reach,
overwhelming, unattainable,
you emanate vulnerable beauty,
impalpable rays of sunlight
teasing my spell-bound eyes,
a crystal rain of diamond shards
showering my captured heart
with endless stabs of longing.