Morning Sleep

sleeping girlThe morning petals open
As it settles into place
And I look down beside me
To drink your morning grace

The petals treat you kindly
As they light upon your face
Emblazon you translucent
And my feelings for you race

Your name is on my anxious lips
But my breath is held so tight
I cannot even whisper it
So let you end your night

To watch you in the morning
In wonder I delight
Then waste away my daytimes
Looking forward to the night

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