Sunday, October 4, 2020

the cooler days of fall
i curl into
a book 
as thick as the moon


it’s late at night

and i might be
the only one awake

to watch the softness
of your breath
lay upon our home


first the lightning
then the thunder
when a dream
finds parts of my soul
i had yet to discover


that feeling 
when you first wake up

here but so far away

i want to hold on
to that moment
just a few seconds longer


after rising from sleep
waves of life
crash upon me

perhaps it’s a good thing
i have always loved

an untamed ocean

*Published in the autumn 2020 edition of The Bamboo Hut