I cannot sleep so lie and stare,
breathe deeply from the salty air,
watch you tremble, hear you moan,
and, though together, feel alone.
I dream again what might have been
if looking in those eyes I’d seen,
an awakening of care – of love,
instead I find a lack thereof.
I doze a while drift out to sea
where the far horizon captures me,
and wraps me in it’s warm embrace
devoid of form yet full of grace.
I wake once more but with a start
enthralled by my still-beating heart,
and lay me down at once suppine,
to ponder what is yours and mine.