Rest your tender cheek in my open palm.
Let me hold you for a time, so the world can pause her spell.
Find a place we can lay that I might look longer at your eyes.
I want to acquaint myself more tenderly with the colors you chose.
The colors by which you see.
Dear friend, I will try to remain calm about all of this.
So even in your retreat you might keep my palm
...even, as I walk away.