why the night sleeps

we’re home now let me help you with your tux

you looked so handsome tall dark sultry and mysterious

your eyes the color of the deepest wines  

the coolness of your breath on my face

as i danced for you in our secret field

you showed me your daughters

the stars and their cousin moon

and in your arms i fell unto the cool wet grass

and i confessed my fondest wishes

and then we both kissed while greeting the sun

who came with her lover

i remember the sun and i giggling

it must have been about how tired you looked

sleep well my love on

while i go clean your suit

and polish your shoes

so we can go dancing

all over again

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