Let my body be your blanket
Wrap myself around you
Beneath flickering flames
Illuminating hues of red
Shadows dancing along the ceiling and bed.
Heat from our bodies merging into one.
My ear catches your heartbeat
Beating to the rhythm of Etta Jones
Sounding softly on the stereo.
A unified movement
Then shadows play lightly
Over your face.
My finger follows them
Running lightly along your hot cheeks
Certain they are marked crimson.
In the dimness of this cold wintry night,
I am wistfully reminded
Of our first summer of love
When passion exploded between us
Leaving us unable not to touch.