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To Watch You Sleeping

If all I could do
was to watch you sleeping
It would be enough.

The flicker of your eyelids
dreams passing behind your eyes,
rise and fall of your chest
soft breath across your open lips

Seeing you hair skewed across a single pillow
a picture of your laying across the bed
arms bent up to your face in boxers stance

Each time you stir,
I would wish for you
to open your eyes
and see me there.

I would have my mind
photograph each movement
that you make
through one short airless night

Without touching,
Without feeling,
Still loving,

This, in truth,
Would be enough.

To Watch You Sleeping © 2000 by Diane Doran
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