Treasure Island

Linda Hepner

(London)

Sleeping With


Lie there, and trust me, as you turn your back
And fall asleep as swiftly as a mouse
Eyed by a rattlesnake.

Lie there, and trust me as I watch your back
For predators and spiders in the house,
Spying at midnight.

Yet in the darkness you rise up and face the dark
While I oblivious lie like the dead,
Dreaming of flying.

Lie there, you think, and trust me as I trusted you,
And wake to praise the Dawn each day alive,
Sweet landing.



To G,

hamachazir neshamot lifgarim meitim

LRH
1.12.14

Submitted: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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