Fire-Place

Day 23: The Fireplace

Lying close
during a winter storm
the snow falling so
fast and
covering
everything
in sight
to make it look like a
winter wonderland;
but we’re
not outside.

We’re inside
glancing at the snow
but admiring the
roaring fireplace.
Our hot cocoa
on the table
with marshmallows and candy canes on
top.
Wrapped ourselves in blankets.

Cuddling up
trying to keep
warm.
Putting our feet
against each other.
I can feel your
warm chest and
soothing heart beat.
Everything feels so
familiar and
safe.
I hold you closer
as I begin to
ever so
slowly
fall
a sleep
in your arms.