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Unsleeping, Adam leaves the bed to take
a sedative, then slides back in. Eve's deep
breathing tells him that she did not wake.
He lies there thinking back upon the year
he lay awake and listened, wrapped in fear,
to make sure she was breathing, and how sleep
would tug him down; recalls how glad he was
to hear her snore. She is snoring gently now.
He thinks of wakeful nights he slept alone,
and then of all the lovers who have known
these breaths and silences; he'll write a poem.
He starts it in his head to pass the time.
He makes a line or two he wants to keep,
repeats them to himself as he falls asleep.
A sonnet.
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DroopingSanityFences Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is beautiful!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Em. Life plus time turning into poetry.
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Symphonic. :faint:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
What a great compliment. Thanks, Michelle :heart:
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
oh !
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
:heart:
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent. Preparing for the long cocooning of winter. Turning a bit inward.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks. That's exactly right.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
..smile..
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RequiemsandReveries Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
This is amazing, thank you for sharing!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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RequiemsandReveries Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Welcome very much, thank YOU!
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   General Artist
I second Weedlace. This is breathtaking, Tink. :faint:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you - that's high praise and it's sincerely appreciated. :aww:
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure! :aww:
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eternaltwist Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
i love this. am lovin ur writings.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you very much, i really appreciate it.
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
post-teen, indeed.
nice
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
post-post-teen.

thanks, kat. glad you're here.
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KatDiestel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
:hug: aww you're welcome
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myrnajacobs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
sigh..... :heart:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
:aww: thanks!
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehe - lots fewer bruises since you pointed out the importance of that couch!

thanks, Weeds :heart:
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