I fall asleep in your arms every night. My ear pressed up against your chest. I close my eyes as I hear the almost mesmerizing sound of your heart beating against my eardrum. I tap my fingers in rhythm with it, only to find that it matches mine perfectly. But only for a moment, before it speeds up as your hand gently brushes the stray hairs away from my face while your other hand is wrapped around my shoulder. I feel myself getting closer to you in ways that I had never felt possible. At this moment, it feels as though nothing could break us apart. As we lay on your bed, not a word escapes our lips, but so much is explained. The scars on my body, which I had labeled horrid reminders of past mistakes, you deemed beautiful examples of my strength. Although I felt broken and worthless, you only pulled me closer and showed me the passion I hadn’t felt in years. And with a simple kiss, I melted like snow in the hot sun, slowly blending in to the surroundings. Finding peace knowing I’ll be back again. And as I open my eyes once more, I find myself back in my room. Back to the reality that I do not share with you. Only to turn to the clock, to start counting down the hours until I can lay my head down and find you once again…