As a deep slumber befalls him,

A shadow slides its

Fingers in, holding,

His hand tight.

Heart thumps quicken, as

Sweat trails

Down his chin.

The warm darkness

Envelopes around. Perturbed, eyes

Open to see

His hands

Sway this way and that, lustfully

For the light.

The gentle shadow plays

With a tuft of his hair

While its darkness’ fingers

Trail down the small

Of his back.

The shadow fondles

His shivering cheeks,

Whispering into an ear.


To never leave.

A dreary, last

Breath of air

Gasps out.

He holds onto the hand,

His heart beat slowing

As he falls

Into a deep slumber.