I awoke this morning with my dream lover's kiss still pressed to my lips. It was so real that I couldn't help but to reach for him. When my hand encountered nothing, I became aware of my true surroundings and emptiness of the bed beside me. Suddenly, I felt very much alone. If I could have, I would have gone back to sleep to meet up with him again. Instead, I got up, fed the kittens and took a shower. The sensation of the kiss lasted with me for long time within the waking realm. There are days when I wish my dreams weren't quite so real for me.