i've got this hole in my sky
been there since i was a little girl
and once the sun had set
little ideas would slip through;
maddening thoughts of how magic works
whether it's persistence, concentration
or random talent dropped
from that same place
keeping me awake at night.

i've left the light on, blocked the door
went six months without sleeping alone
stared straight into its relentless gaze
desperate to break its spell
but since your lips have found my skin,
you've been a patch across my sky -
filled in the gap with your uncompromising laugh
drawn the covers round my ears
and kissed me to a sound sleep.