You breathe so slowly
In the low light
Of our bedroom at night.
The shadows cast over your features…
They show me a secret version of you
Your sleep is not hard or fitful
The tension and stress from your day
Has melted away
Your sleep is soft.
But then comes a noise – A car horn. A dog bark.
It disturbs the calm – makes you stir
And suddenly everything seems so…
I’m afraid I’ll break it
Just by being awake.
I inch my way under the covers
And closer to you
You’re such a giver.
Perhaps you could share
Just a tiny piece
Of your sleep peace