Your Embrace

I toss and turn in my bed
and cannot find sleep
One moment I feel you so close
the next, the narratives in my mind
take over
and I painfully miss you

And right before dawn
a bird starts to sing a hopeful anthem
But what if hope is meant
for others but there’s no hope for me?

Fear takes me far away from you
Until the first light announces
the morning
and I finally fall asleep

And there you are
in my dream you come
to hold me in your arms
– you keep hugging me
And when the alarm
wakes me up
I take your embrace with me
to start a new day