the sunlight rests upon your face
as you lay there with a grin,

you tell me that you love me
with the shadows dancing on your skin
the daylight floods the room;
the walls, the floor, the blankets— you.

your blue eyes, how they sparkle,
you are quite the view
your blond hair is golden in this light
and soft between my fingers;

your eyelids flutter shut,
but still your smile lingers
you whisper in your sleep
just as you always do,

and i wonder if you see me
the way that i see you
the drawings on your arms
always pull me in,

and i love to trace the patterns
on your gentle, precious skin
i always think i'm silly
when i tell you how i feel,

but you just tell me you love me
and that you can't believe i'm real
you can always make me laugh
when i don't even want to smile,

and i would love to stay in this moment
for a long, long while
and as the sunlight rests upon your face
as you lay there fast asleep,

i tell you that i love you
with the shadows dancing on the sheets