Wrapped in the warmth of a June night
under the light of scintillating stars,
you point to the Milky Way,
my gaze follows yours
as I catch the moon in your eyes.
We walk hand in hand on the beach,
our whispers sprinkle the dim light.
Your smooth embrace tickles my face,
tumbles my hair,
tingles my toes
beneath an ebony sky.
The candy-sweet scent of Valerian *
weaves with the salty sea breeze.
It entangles our love,
in the pulse of the waves
and binds us forever
in the surging surf.
(* Valerian is a hardy perennial with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which bloom in the summer months.)