Poised on the edge of forever
Breathing slowly to herself
Suspended in a moment
When dreams meet reality.
Wonders are beheld
Wrapped within pockets of perfection
Strung together by breaths held
And stars wished fervently upon.
Fingers itching for the company of his palm
Sliding against hers, safe and warm
Feet anxiously beating a specific tattoo
Searching for a place to call home without him.
Her heart pretends it knows what home is
When it is trapped beneath her ribcage
Singing a song of freedom
Until it can run headlong back into his arms.
Her life has become theirs;
Her thoughts are shared
A shy waltz so as not to spook him.
The sound of us brings a dazzling smile
To cling lovingly to her lips.
The memories of we
Bubbling over, a sea of happiness.
There is no finer treasure than this;
A reality that transcends
Any notions she had saved for the future.
© Courtney Turley 2016