Your breath became a sweetness,
through every moment a breeze of ecstasy.
Wafting across my cheek, anointing anxious lips,
excruciatingly long moments waltzing in three-quarter time,
your arms seemed eons away, mine unable to reach you
across a blue-haze horizon and yet that breath,
that wondrous delight hinting of sweet clover
and fields of lavender remains forever,
embedded in my memory.