Peaceful sleep in absence by Terry Cummings


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Peaceful sleep in absence
Softly rolled and tumbled into me
Blushed gradient all around
Still curtain of silk
all is naught
I would purge to waken into your dream
To journey over you now

you sigh against my breath
Lying swollen against my shoulder
My body hurts with your beauty
I die against your softness

And in thought you speak

But the words are not there

They are decoy and defenceless

They are sleep

I am blood and I am coal
I am bone and brush

I have no answer to the serenity
in your lyrical form