A Life Less Blog

Mag 24 – Waking Sleep
July 24, 2010, 12:43 pm
Filed under: Emotions, Poetry, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

your side of the bed was cold when i woke up today
i reached over for the reassurance of your hand and
grabbed only sheets

i didn’t want to open my eyes because then i
would have to see the lack of your breathing, bump of covers

i clapped my hands over my ears, because i didn’t want
to not hear the soothing rhythm of your breath
in and out, out and in, your leg jerking periodically
as you fought your own demons in your dreams.

i stayed still, forcing my legs to press together tightly
instead of allowing my curious foot to wander over to your side
and my disreputable leg to try to twine around your own leg, pulling
you toward me, your warm half-sleep filled arms wrapping around my waist
and your scratchy morning beard tickling my neck as you buried your face in my back.

i didn’t want to wake up today and face another day without you
so i stayed in bed, drew the curtains, and hoped to see you, and feel you again in my dreams.


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Comment by Jingle

when you read this piece you know you’ve been somewhere
I love what you left unsaid

Comment by Suz

Its too beautiful…! Perfectly brings out the fear of realization of absence of the one we love, temporarily or not!

Comment by Ilakya Spandhanaa


Nice Magpie


Comment by Gabriela Abalo

Beautifully done! Dreams can be so helpful yet hurtful. Love the structure, and especially
“i didn’t want to open my eyes because then i
would have to see the lack of your breathing, bump of covers”

Comment by Eric S.

The first waking up in the morning is when loss hits so strongly. Nice work.

Comment by Tumblewords

a heartfelt piece,
well put!

Comment by Jingle

so sad and so well done

Comment by katheW.

awesome! play around with your structure! I think it will up your greatness quotient!

Comment by lisa

lisa love! so happy you have read this and even happier you commented on it 🙂 thank you for reading!

Comment by wondrinsoul

The Magpies about ‘missing persons’ are among my favorite!!!o

Comment by Helen

Poingant and beautiful. 🙂

Comment by RA

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