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I am removed from sleep
to find arms that want to be there.
The warmth that radiates from his chest
flows to the hand wrapped around my waist.
I, fighting the chill that emits from my toes,
draw closer to the furnace that embraces me.
His burn is welcome
as it travels across my skin.
I turn to find closed eyes and a mouth open
greeting the dreams that find him.
I can’t help but smile, thanking the universe for this.
For a face that lingers on mine.