Gustav Klimt – Orchard with Roses

Byways and Bygone and lone nights long

Sun rays and sea waves and star and stone

Manless and friendless, no cave my home

This is my torture, my long nights, lone

– Maya Angelou

Gustav Klimt – Apple Tree I

Although many nights have separated us, through time and space, I feel you tonight

And although it is he whose arms hold me now, it is you who surrounds me

As in so many nights spent skin to skin, heart to heart

Legs tangled, sweat dripping from your hard body

Falling asleep to the rhythm of two hearts beating as one

And I whisper that I love you

Realizing how deeply your soul is embedded in mine