You wish to sleep but you’re rarely awake
Nodding flatly at each phrase  I stammer
Refusing to speak of what I can’t:
Love’s hiding deep in our chests
Quiet and shy like you once were

I watch you chilly nights as
Silver lashes blink our morse code
Dreaming the stories we wrote together
Tales you say you can’t recall
Are we joined souls or twinned shades?

But in my dreams you wake in joy
Happy without reason;
You can’t remember how beautiful you were
Sprinting and smiling as you race towards the beach

At dawn your chest swells like that wild surf
Thick foam curling below castles of sand
Tall fortresses we built on our knees
Where you said we’d live if we ever turned old

You fall asleep in one world
Wake in another