Saturday, 15 March 2014

your sleep


                  for Kim

when you fall off to sleep
you glow
like the inside of
an almond
so alluringly touchable

yet Sleep is guardian of the body
shielding you from the world
and my stirring hands

your sleep is the still sleep of marble
sculpted by the gentle blade of shadow
and night’s light

you sleep quietly like plains of amber
open for the night to discover you in
all your sleeping splendour
the moonlit clouds break open
in whispers at the sight of your slumber

so softly serene your body in slumber

how blessed to wake next to you
like waking next to
a murmuring field of rye

if only i could be there 
deep within your sleep
and feel so entirely close to you,
so completely with you

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