Monday, 29 March 2010

it occurred to her by Regina C J Green

a small hand finds a pair of glasses

and there's a wayward shoe next to
a ribbon of early light bending its way
across a dark carpeted floor

a yawn is stifled along with the realization
that waking up next to someone can either be
a blessing or a curse

she considered asking for directions to the front door
but that would mean disturbing the sure-footed peace
that settled in next to her

she was here
she would be again tomorrow
the alarm would go off
just as it always did

she would wait for that


Regina C J Green, USA

6 comments:

angie said...

I love this -- it's like a sigh.

Red Bird said...

Thanks, Angie!
x

Karen said...

I like the contrast of the needing to ask directions to the door with the certainty that she'll be back. Very nice.

Red Bird said...

Thanks, Karen- appreciate your comment!
:)

t said...

"a yawn is stifled along with the realization
that waking up next to someone can either be
a blessing or a curse" -- powerful

Red Bird said...

thank you, t. appreciate you leaving me a comment.
:)