Sodium vapour backlights the curtains
Casting your eyes into shadows,
The curve of your shoulder in bas- relief.
The murmur of traffic competes with the rushing
of your blood in my ear, pressed against you.
Quietly, your whispers come,
An irresistible force, a vortex,
Emotional gravity, holding me here.
I try to protest, but...
My lips catch your skin, I taste you,
I know I am losing the fight.
The only escape route is distance,
Luminox tells me, I can make the last bus.
From the back of the shelter, I can still see your window
Flickering blue, a beacon, a light,
The 256 swings the corner,
Blinding headlights cut through the night
An impenetrable wall of light, a barrier between us
It passes, your room is in darkness
I am safe, tonight.