I wish I was there to hold you,
curled up in my lap like a baby,
to pet your head, your hair, your face, your eyes.
As you rest in my arms,
I would feel your breath slowing,
your tension easing,
your mind slipping into peacefulness.
If this universe were different,
I would slip through its interstices
to find you on the other side,
and share what comfort I could with my touch.
If space and time weren’t in between,
I would be with you now.
But in my heart’s mind,
space and time melt,
And these things are possible,
and they happen now.
I see and feel you next to me,
your breath and softness filling me.
Your tenderness, your gentle spirit,
awakening my softest self,