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04 March 2013

Love Song to Sleep

Many moons ago I also promised you poetry. So let me honor that promise tonight.
I hope you enjoy...

The whole world is asleep
In the room next to mine –
His little fists curled around
A sweaty receiving blanket.

Eyes closed so gently to the night
And day alike,
To my steps over the floor,
And the 30-somethings’ party across the backyard,
To military jets overhead,
And the prostitutes
Under our front steps,
Their johns all unzipped and unaware…

That above their heads
The peace of sleep is ever pervasive,
blessing us all.

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate this poem. Thanks for sharing this with us.