Happiness is

lying next to you when the lights have all been put out and there

is only silence in the streets and in the bedroom,
Just wrapped around

in a cocoon of love – blankets and limbs and

pillows and


beating like

they’ve known each other’s rhythm from the first thump

With your eyes fluttered shut, and your mouth

hanging open in occasions

the night wearing thin;

the day creeps up on the window, begging to be seen
a feather on your neck

a whisper in your ear —


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