tagNon-Erotic PoetryWhen I Can't Sleep

When I Can't Sleep


I understand everything:
the edgy curve of your back,
unsettled legs tucked too neat
for slumber and worry times
breath equals tension

squared in our tiny room,
the blue oasis. We dream
an isle of safety in this
sea of ice. Uncertainty

is nothing to insomniac
hearts attended by stolid pines,
the brightening sapphire sky
and keytaps that comfort

you. Every space you occupy,
even the gaps of absence
are filled: your scent,
the dip in a pillow, your watch
draped with my necklace.

I can't explain the depth
of this falling nor measure
the radius of its secrets,
only fit locked within it,
one piece of the puzzle,
a fleck in the pupil
of your restless eye.

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