The heat enveloped them like a warm hug,
Refusing to let go.
The dim embers glistened in the moonlight,
Like stars shining in the sky.
In the distance, crickets chirped,
In a sweet symphony unlike any other.
A breeze blew through the pines,
Seemingly bringing the forest to life.
The lake lured them to her shore,
Like moths drawn to a flame.
Without hesitation, they jumped into her,
The icy cold-water sharp against their skin.
It was here they felt the most alive;
Where the fires refused to go out,
Where the crickets chirped in tune,
Where the lake brought a chill to their skin.
This was their corner of happiness,
A place where the two of them could be themselves.
This was where they would go to get away from it all,
A place where nature ruled supreme.