by Kalah McLaughlin

We lay vertical in our bed
I hear and feel his breathing
we’re so close –
and yet, so far

He’s in another world and I,
am dizzy watching him
I move closer –
Nose to nose
I blink –
two times,

He feels my eyes
and stumbles out of sleep
He flips me, so I face away –
From his body and his face

He wraps an arm around me,
He squeezes –
one times three

He stays awake
until I’m asleep


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