He who dances with the stars
In my heart.
He peeks his head around the corner
Pokes me in the ribs and runs away
Wildly into the shadows
Yelling, “Tag, you’re it!”
“But Lord,” I call out.
“Don’t you see that I’m crying?”
“Don’t you care that I’m feeling sad and lost and confused?”
But only the silence
Interrupted occasionally by muffled giggles
Spurting out spontaneously from the darkness.
After a moment
Or a decade or two
A soft memory warms my chest
And I suddenly remember my name.
Bursting into fits of wild laughter
I run headlong into the silence
“I’m going to find you!”
An explosion of rollicking giggles fills every inch of the universe
Both inside and out
As I am caught up into an embrace
And whirled around the galaxies.
A million kisses warm my face
As rivers of joyful tears fill the ocean of my heart.
“It’s time to rest now,”
My lover says as he tucks me into bed.
“We will have more adventures tomorrow.”