Thursday 10 October 2013

Only those who sleep

Watching you sleep, a child just like me,
Vulnerable as a petal that floats into dreams.
Calm strokes your cheek as a mother soothes her child,
Kissing every heart beat as it flutters at your nape.

Softness is your innocence,
Your thoughts like trees bend strong and long.
All air around you slows its pace.
What days cannot hold, that night can never keep.

Still: moving only in time -
Washed by browns and greys that hush past your ears.
Fall into sleep, head cushioned by its peace,
And whisper secrets through parted lips, to only those who sleep.

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