Inspired by the Negev desert at night
Intertwined fingers painted in the sky,
A perfection constellation of stars floating by.
The pale moon now holds its ghostly gaze,
As the lifeless as the desert terrain denuded in the haze.
I breathe in the icy-invisible air that extends into space,
My heart skips a beat and then increases pace.
The stars seem to realign with my fingers as I trace,
Into the night sky your kind and familiar face
You may not be here, but I feel you close,
Another beating heart, the one I feel for most,
A soft hum, I imagine you roll over to your side
The quiet panter of your sleeping breath throws me into a glide
Distant snow-capped mountains bring an abrupt end to the moonlight plateau
As I observe the beauty of the night, my only wish is to be here with you.
The sound of footsteps returns me to reality – to this place
But when I return my eyes to the twinkling stars,
I only feel your warm embrace