"Please be with me.
Love me the way you do now, forever."
He wakes and checks. Again.
She's not there. Again.
Empty white sheets and a propped pillow.
Black underwear and fallen golden hair.
Tomorrow is another day,
For hope against hope.
As love is the play,
With a stage set... Theater in motion.
"You are the best man I have ever met.
I love you like nothing I've ever known."
He closes his eyes tight. Again.
She's there. Again.