I want to hold this burst of love
safe in my drawer, locked away with a key
the combination only known to me.
I want to save your sweet words
safe in my heart to unfurl in my sleep
like a blanket of body heat.
I want to bask in the afterglow of bliss
roll up the ecstasy of this as if winter’s chill
can do no harm, as if you’ll always keep me warm
held safe in your dark heart.