I cannot sleep tonight
and it’s not because of all the chaos the world has invited into my life.
It’s simply the thought of missing you curled into me, breathing against my cheek while you sleep.
It’s the empty space behind my back where your warmth radiates against my skin and let’s me know I’m loved.
It’s the need to feel the rising and sinking of your chest under my head as I listen to your heartbeat slow to a whisper.
It’s the longing to have you in my arms when you’re miles away, and knowing what it feels like to be so far from home. Because you are my home.
It’s the ghost of your arm wrapped around my waist, holding me close to you even when you’re sound asleep.
It’s the ache in my heart when you’re not around that keeps me up tonight.
I cannot sleep tonight.