we danced together on the midnight
white dusting of primordial silence, where our
slow, sweeping steps preserved our duet.
we haunted the gentle walls of
glowing embers, mirrored in the beating hearth
the skipping heartbeat of a stolen kiss.
we split the monastic dark with our song,
our breath heavy with anticipation, whilst
the calm stellar tapestry caught
chimneys coughing halos for Christmas morning.