on a rainy night
words unspoken became shared secrets
and their intimacy grew

3 am
conversation ran dry
his rough hands gently touched her skin
her shimmering eyes confirmed what she felt
she looked down, afraid
he didn't question her
but he was worried

she uncovered her scars
sending shivers down his spine
as a tear fell from his right eye
he said
don't be afraid
i have those too

and suddenly
two fragile bodies
laid in the radiant morning light
with the certainty that they were not alone.