I come up
from behind her
gently lay my hand on
the back of her neck and
she turns sweetly
pushing her cheek
against my arm
eyes closed and
I bend down to kiss her
feeling her
straining to kiss me and
I want us to
stay like this
but it’s only
for a few moments
before she pulls away
she looks at me
her hands touching me
the night outside
slowly unfolding