While you were asleep I looked at your eyes
And watched you smile as you thought what you dreamed.
I counted your breaths and timed mine to the same
And you moved your lips to say you loved me, it seemed.

But when you awoke I couldn’t turn to your face
Because I knew that my eyes showed what I’d learned
And I knew that you didn’t know what you told me
So instead I began speaking about something absurd.

What the weather was like, and what your middle name was
And finally I asked you what you were dreaming about
But I couldn’t turn to check if you made up your words
And whether you still hid your love I couldn’t figure out.

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