There was a time
I wished you called me ‘Baby’
and wrapped your arms around me
as I slept—
I hummed your name
my spirit called you nightly
to come and gently stoke ablaze
my wanting flickering flame.

There was a time
inside my heart was burning
I felt you fill up
the cockles of my bones
with every sound
I heard you whisper softly
as there I danced
to rhythms of your songs.

LoveNotes ©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
October 17, 2020 | OC, California
I Laced Your Name | That Was Then

Photography Asaf Fulks at The OC Recording Company
Canon USA 5Ds | Sigma 70-200mm 2.8