Love Letters to Night

Writing letters to the night,
Love letters rolling from my tongue,
A silent hymn of vowels and consonants,
Unarticulated, thought in abstract shape,
Neither taking place nor shape,
Secrets kept between teeth and the universe
Pen never picked up,
Paper never marked,
Candle unlit,
And envelopes unsealed,
Love letters to midnight,
Never written,
But heartfelt
By wishing for dreams,
For warm cocoons
Of images and comfort words,
Thoughts spun from silken thread
Gleaming in moonlight,
Holding the universe in place.