The Dream

I close my eyes, and there you are:

a fresh-face maiden in warrior's garb.

You brandish your courage like a fiery sword.

Youthful and strong, Artemis reborn.

A bright crown of sun-ripened hair

perches atop your luminous brow.

And two glittering stars, your sapphire eyes,

gleam beneath a sweeping of lash.

And then your smile, that radiant smile

brilliant as the morning sun.

And then your laugh, your silver laugh.

My heart feels near to burst.

You are beautiful. You are wonderful,

my best friend and my love.

Rachel you are my soul-mate,

But opening my eyes, you are