With closed eyes and clasped hands
we adjust our breathing to synchronize
we wake and we shake and we lose track of time

you and i fall together, though not as one
through the worlds within that escape the tongue
and your muscles tremble, and my stomach growls
and we wake and we whisper and we hold on a little longer

waltzing ourselves to sleep in 9/8 time
Debussey plays softly in your ears and mine
we roll and rejoin and wind in and out of sailor's knots
and we wake and we giggle and we do this every night