Another sonnet for the dverse prompt.
If I told you I was leaving would your heart
Break like a crystal glass, and would dismay
Fill your eyes to brimming that we’d part;
Would you swallow pride and plead with me to stay?
I watch you sleeping, moonlight smooths the frowns
With silver softness—am I in your dreams?
If only I could swim where midnight drowns
And tell you all is really as it seems.
I take your hand, still sleeping, fingers curl
Around mine like a child’s, with boundless trust,
And feel a deep and joyful truth unfurl,
That what we have will live when all is dust.
The deepest truths lie in heart’s words unspoken,
In eyes unhooded dances true love’s token.