I was watching the sunrise this morning

shifting reds and pinks reflecting off

of low hanging cotton candy clouds

in the still dark early morning sky.

And watching this reverse sunset

this natural wonder that I so rarely see except through sleep cloudy late night eyes I thought of you curled up behind me

your arm draped around my waist

holding me against you

fingers interlocking with mine

gently tracing my palm

breathing against my neck

inhaling my scent.

Both of us relaxed, content, sated

watching the sunrise through the window

in the precious and comfortable silence of being together.


Beth Shaw


"For LKM, with love"


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