The Shadow of Your Arms

I love…
…to hear you hum or sing along like you do sometimes when you’re listening to music. I am glad you aren’t shy and are comfortable doing it around me.

From “Love Song” By Mary Carolyn Davies
There is a strong wall
about me to protect me:
It is built of the words
you have said to me.

There are swords
about me to keep me safe:
They are the kisses
of your lips.

Before me goes a shield
to guard me from harm:
It is the shadow
of your arms
between me and danger.