David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Sleeping together


Sleeping together, yet being alone

This soliloquy has nothing to do with sex

It’s more ramblings, about cuddling, and just lying unconscious

And about intimacy, about sharing morning breath.

It’s about spooning, hugging, sharing the covers

And most of us have these nighttime pleasures to own

While many others, and I’m sure there are many

Are sleeping together, yet being alone.

Sleeping together is a thing based in the primeval

In the litter, in the nest, in the pack

The piling upon, over and under and among

One’s brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers

All sleeping together, never alone or lonely.

At any time 'lonely' can start and grow like a cancer

So nestle up, cling tightly, so you’ll never be

Sleeping together, yet being alone

Submitted: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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