waiting hour and
again,just for you to come
home and hold my soul.

Keep me warm, my love;
for the winter is not yet
gone away from me.

Gently, you hold it,
my soul, tightly and secure.
Your caress is soft.

Fingertips against
pale, unbriused, eloquent skin.
Hold me tighter, love.

That silver heart keeps
me company through the long
trial without you.

Engagement Ring

Tegan Bachelor

Authors Notette:This poem was inspired
by the absence of my own love for a short trial. Three days felt
like a lifetime, time passed so slowly...God forbid it happen again.