Light

when I see your face

my soul sparkles through the crescents
to absorb the mirror image of yours

my wrinkles flee from the past
to foretell the future

when I see your face

my darkest days are merely inconvenience
like a cup of ill-made coffee

my ailing body is just an excuse
to curl up next to you

when I see your face

the world around me dims
to a backdrop of the milky way

when I see your face

Ah!

Ah!
You are the long black coffee I so savoured in the morning.

Ah!
You are the masterpiece for my artistic appetite.

Ah!
You are the calamine lotion for my mosquito bites.

Ah!
You are the cool breeaze before a storm on a scorching summer day.

Ah!
You are the mindfulness meditation for my anxiety.

Ah!
You are the healing music to my wayward soul.