Success! This is my twelfth poem of the day, meaning I have finished the half-marathon. I think a nap is in order…
I am home with you
We are tucked in bed
sheets clean and fresh
pillows cool and soft (not too soft)
Side by side
your head resting on my chest
we are warm
My eyes close
I hear disjointed voices
speaking in gaps
My eyes open
I have been following all along
why is that guy doing that?
And where did he come from?
I’m going to have to start this one over
Drowsy, woozy, and drifting
are not conducive
to understanding complex plot lines
Time to sleep
Tomorrow I get to sleep in
(I hope the cat is paying attention)
I should probably take care of that
Nah… it’ll wait
I do like the cool side…
(5 August 2017)
The original post is at https://thepoetrymarathon.com/blog/kevinjoconner/2017-poetry-marathon-hour-twelve-sleep-of-the-golden-hour/
Don’t forget to check out the other poems!
It really communicates the sense of a person dozing off. I like it.
Thanks! It helped that I was very sleepy at the time I wrote it. I woke up almost 90 minutes before my alarm was set to go off, so I was often drifting off for a moment or two here and there between poems.