by Amanda J Cobb

I lay by your side,
eyes tracing the ceiling in the dark,
listening to the breath
whoosh in and out
slowly, peacefully
both of us in sync.
You mumble in your sleep
and your hand moves,
brushing mine.
A brief squeeze,
a sleepy sigh,
and the whooshing resumes its cadence.
You didn't wake,
and that small gesture
is made all the more poignant
for its simple, unconscious sincerity.
I smile and close my eyes,
perfectly content.


Posted on 10/19/2010
Copyright © 2020 Amanda J Cobb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Julie Adams on 03/20/11 at 02:07 PM

I love the sliver of life you captured in this piece, how it captures our humanity, how effortless it feels, kudos poet, a pleasure to read you again, peace n poems to u, jewels xoxox

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