My Body Remembers

Just as I am about to fall asleep,
muscles involuntarily twitch and
relive one stroke, then another – just there.
I shiver, quiver, wake confused, before
I settle back in the bedclothes smiling;
as I did so many nights with you…once.

My body remembers your caresses,
the contact of your flesh against my flesh.
I cradle my pillow between warm thighs
and wish myself to fall asleep again –
if nothing else I will find you in dream
and reach that peak my muscles remember.

One hand on breast, the other on belly,
I drift off imagining they’re your hands.