I Like It When You Sleep for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It: As Contentment

you’re curled up in a sheet, next to me.

the only thing separating our two bodies are squares

of fabric, stitched together into sheets.

I love it when I wake before you,

for you’re so beautiful when you sleep.

the window is cracked open and the warm

summer’s breeze brushes blonde streaks of hair

from your sleeping eyes. so innocent. so peaceful.

so pure. sunshine finds its way through the blinds

and casts itself upon your chest,

a golden tattoo of warmth and protection.

I leave, only for a second, to put the kettle on.

the smell of coffee fills my nose, then my lungs,

making its way to the bedroom where you sleep.

so beautifully. so peacefully.

my heart is content, lying next to you

while you’re sleeping. so pure.

you’re so beautiful,

yet so unaware.

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  • Bethany April 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I love this poem!