I hold you tonight,
soft caresses when light fades.
No lustful touches,
only the comforting hand
to soothe you when darkness befalls you.

I welcome you here,
needing your touch and caress.
Relaxed by your tender words
my eyes are closed and we are.
No matter how far, love comes.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 23: WHEN_____


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