You follow me in dreams
slip between my sheets
I wake in sleep to find you
then reach to feel the pillow bare
just another day in paradise.
You’re holding out for me
across the bridge of years
the troubled waters of our lives
flow silently beneath: muddied with the lies
the kisses shared, the treasure of new life
that little girl who smiles your smile
her face alight, your colour in her eyes
but she’s not mine.
What is it that you need?
Your voice reverbs down telephone wire
a memory of nights we’ve shared
but is it all too late? To lie entwined,
stroke the cobweb of the moon
so far away & out of reach, this star we ride.