Firelight shines bright
On the face of my beloved
Outlining her softest features
Giving breath to her breath
Light to her light
As she lies there

There, her expression still
Quiet as her mind grows quiet
Worries slip away

And firelight shines upon her
Worries now are gone, her
Hair falls easily, wildly
Her breath, soft
Like the fire’s

They breathe together
Both soft as ever
One crackles, both burn
With light
So bright