Hold me by your skies

And kiss the moon into my palms

This very second, before a thousand eyes’

Celebrate all my tranquility today

My edges of sorrow and shades of laughter

Give me all your listening and all your hellos


Pearl of a century, kiss me now

You have touched me without hands

Held my shoulders high with your words

I think of you each day like I think of sunlight

Hands awake, placing every sound in its place

You and me finding ourselves through love


Pearl of my century

I can give you all of me

But you must not keep me in this waiting room

I can give you all of me

But I wouldn’t be a bridge to all your passing

I can give you all of me

Button my heart on your sleeves

But promise you’ll cherish me

And love me just as much as I love you.