By Yue Chu   

Darling, there you are--
My eyes find you from afar.
Beneath a halo of sunlight
Eyes so soft, and smile so bright.
The cool balm in summer's blistering heat
The fruit with an aftertaste, so very sweet.
The quilt quieting the soul to a dreamless sleep
As outside, the world rages with winter's weep.
My love, my heart fills to my throat.
As it journeys to a past so very remote.
To keep the glow from your presence with me
I slip away quietly--
Let the tears fall where no one will see.

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