i dreamed of you last night
we were fugitives in the rain
sirens closing in; but we ran
holding hands as raindrops fell
a fate forlorn and sealed

hours? minutes? didn’t matter
when we hid i held you close,
the smell of you
the heat…
our eyes wrapped in a fanatic’s embrace
just one more moment
as if the air became a kiss

i woke from a dream this morning
outside the rain crashed down
empty walls, empty pillow
handless hand