Monday, March 2, 2015

Poem a week 3: A late poem for Valentine's day

Waking up

It's wonderful to wake up next to you.
Arms-reach across the sheet your body sleeps.
Another life. Another life, another way to view our world.

There I can see those landscapes of delight
That are your body,
The long slope of your hips,
The soft enfolding valley of your things,
The gentle smoothness of your breasts.

My hand reaches gently now to touch your hair,
Your eyes are closed. Behind those lids,
The blue that sees another world from mine.
The colours and the people different.
This is the difference we share.

It's wonderful to wake up next to you.
It is my morning miracle.

Nick Mellersh 2015

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