cody passey

In Lieu - Poem by cody passey

I rest
I realize the not.
I ease upon what is,
I rest.

I rest
Easy knowing I can
Know you love me

But I cannot sleep.

I cannot sleep
If you
Don't know how
I slept

I slept
Not knowing I had you
To sleep for; with
I slept

And grew old

Old, gone from
When slept meant just that

It was just that...
Are bygone
And Im gone

If I don't have you.

If I don't have you
I'll let by
What could have gone
And I'll be resting

I'd rest
The tomorrow I'd have
With you.

And so today I rise
No sleep, only you.
A rest I had
But I wish to rise anew

No sleep only you,
And so does my spirit
Form inside spirit too
A hope

In lieu of you

I do panic love,
Although I try not to
That you will find another space
And sit upon its pew

On this I ease my seat
Into the banished hue
Of loves and losts
And scary things
I'm scared to share with you.

Just know
Please know how much
How much you're on my mind

And on a dime
How much I'd do
To keep you in my life

You scare me
Scare me into lines
Lines I crossed
And swore I'd crossed
For the very last time

Tell me please,
Not in words
But with your hand in mine

That I'm a love
You'd feel as though
You could live in kind

Let's have tomorrow.
Let's always sleep tomorrow

Cause then I'll always sleep with you.

Topic(s) of this poem: romance, self discovery

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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