The alarm clock sounds off, but not for long. Have I ever told you that I admire the way you never hit the snooze button? It is so early that even the sun is still at rest. You pull me in close for one last warm embrace before you leave me cold when you pull away to start the day.
The light you turn on from the bathroom bothers my eyes. A squint, a groan as I turn away and bury myself under the covers. I am still not ready to face the day. Let me remain in my sleepy stupor a little longer. Your scent lingers on our sheets, and it gives me too much pleasure to fill my lungs with it.
I overhear you start the water And I begin to feel the tiredness slowly creep out of my limbs. You quietly make your way over to the bed and lean over me to whisper in my ear… “You should join me.” While slowly beginning to undress me.
I sit in between your legs in our oversized bathtub. Your lips pressing gentle kisses on my back as we soak in the steaming water. I can’t help the smile on my face when I feel so well loved by you.
All I know is that in this moment, I feel… complete. I feel… happy. I hope to always remember us this way.