The city sleeps tonight
    while I stave off desolation
It's palpable, unwavering,
           desperate for attention
I whisper to keep it at bay
I am surrounded,
   the air heavy around me
in place of your arms,
            my solace
We were encased in our temporary escape,
blanketed by stars
Until daylight broke
       and all else faded
I'll give in eventually,
but not tonight
Tonight I'm staring at the empty street