Nightly Games

With all our efforts,
we fight our aged, tired eyes
to be together,
to clench our childhood ties.

In soft moonlight,
we stay out after hours
exploring this city’s dwindling fires
or the neighbor’s bed of flowers.

I love your company
when we play pretend;
like restless children
playing Muppet Treasure Island.

Like cabin fever,
we wait to take each other on
in Tag, Hide and Seek, or both.
We’ll stay up until the night is gone.

We hide our insecurities
when we galavant like this.
Never thinking to imagine
we would ever miss a kiss.

You keep me young,
my love of many names.
May we never grow old,
too old to play our nightly games.

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