could i

could i but hold you once more
feel you sitting serenely beside me
could i inhale your luminous being
shimmering sweetly across my skin
could i but hear your heart again
chanting such perfect devotion

oh so lovely you are, and ever so
loving, and worthy – my God, yes! –
so worthy of every beat of my heart
that adores in guileless abandon
your gentle touch, your ardent kiss,
the softly swelling breath of your soul

Salt Lake City 25 Aug 2012