Your kiss surrounds, envelops and overwhelms me. Like a drink of cool water in deserted climes, you bring me to life. As oxygen to a mountain hermit – I have lived so long without you, but now you awaken my body, breathe fresh strength and new wisdom to my limbs and my mind. I look upon you and I am reborn. I look upon you and I know beauty in its true form. No platonic fancy, this, but love. Of a depth to drown out all the world, and with time, a gravity to outlast the stars themselves, returning over and again to itself, refreshed, renewed, remade in its own image, and I fall – twisting and turning, over and over, toppling, spiralling – I fall in kaleidoscopic dreams and I know peace.