Every moment with you
has reminded me
that life
can be warm,
can be bright;
like a ruby that's caught the light
under warm sunshine.

Crimson kisses,
blushing cheeks.
We're painted iridescent;
a shimmering sweetness
underneath our skin,
whispered promises
cocooning us in -
in this winter season
our flame's been lit.

(See these brushstrokes
tinged with rose;
they're writing out
our future prose.)

And in this moment
we're burning red.
I only hope that
as we begin –
it never ends.