Love Song from the Home Planet Earth

for T.

you, here: time-whirled and
star-tossed across galaxies,
multiverses wide

fall again into my arms.
love: a rose never faded

the dream the stars saw:
the glittering, the silence--
did you see it too?

17 times 'round the Sun
your gravity ensnares me

you have captured me
like that first time, years ago
awake in your arms

the sweetest of agonies
cutting like a jewelled knife

what comes next for us?
the words are failing and scarce
but our hope, aflame

all I ever needed here
was in your eyes, all along