Love's Weight

Under the tender weight of love
The curtains were thick
And drawn tight

Laboring late into the night
Preferring the temporal to the eternal
While wading through pools of sleep

From within woods deep
Oh, save me, save me
Whispered in my ear

I awoke, clear headed
From a world next to this one
As time faded with our youth

She drew nearer
There were salt on her lips
We thought up a new version
Of the old life and, thought
How it had been
All along

How simply this was happening
As it should
Surely, this is a greeting

Mark Mularz