sleeping heat.

he wraps his arms around me
soft, gentle, and warm
his subtle breathing
is a reminder that i am loved

he flips over
and the coldness sets in
i lean towards the sun
but the warmth doesn't outshine
my partner's embrace

i lay bare.
suddenly feeling like a little girl again
shivering, running naked towards
the sun, my friend who shines
and cures myself of a bitter loneliness

he flips over
his crackling fingers release tension
within a few gentle breaths
and sleepy midnight poses
he's up for the day

slowly arising from his slumber
he turns and places his lips against mine
unaware of the coldness i felt
throughout the sleeping heat of night