Painsomnia – June 29th 2017

there is no calm in and out
in and out
in and out
the sound of breathing as you sleep
half of the bed is cold
but there is an imprint
evidence that you belong
your place is with me
but not on this night
instead of your arms around me
keeping me comforted
keeping me warm
keeping me calm
you are asleep elsewhere
close but inherently too far
wrapping myself up in blankets
does not have the same effect
it is not the predilection
i’m looking for
tonight i must manage this emptiness
counting the hours as they pass
slowly
too slowly
far too slowly
impatient as i wait
wanting the warmth of the sun
and the prescribed path
that equals a day
until the birth of night
and reunion

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