Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sleeping With You

your eyelashes are still black and gold
even when I’m so scared i don’t know
what to do 

your chin and cheeks and nose are still so quiet 
when you sleep so deeply i get scared,
i get scared.

i check your chest to make sure 
and i feel like dying right now just to 
postpone my awakening

your hair points in the middle like a v
they call it a widows peak
and sometimes when you sleep i want to cut it off
because the idea of being your widow
makes me weep
makes me feel
too weak

inside it’s awakening.

(written for Andrea Hawkins (my now wife) in 2015). 

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