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Our Comfort Zone

by Esther Frances 

Posted: 13 May 2006
Word Count: 185
Summary: Mutual acceptance of who we really are brings a comfort that is denied to most........

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At long last I can sleep again
Breathing rhythmically
in perfect sequence
Me, with you
and you, with me
My head on your familiar chest
I have, in grief, come home to you
to weep my contrition
into those cloudy pools
where once we may have drowned

My leg wrapped, languishing
over beaches of spent bed
miles of golden sands
And there we lie
still as corpses
Minds, calm on calm
with just the sound of seas
many seas….
For we can hear them all
when time finally stands still

And so, with you so close to me
not even a cigarette paper
could separate us now
Unreluctant spoons
we lie and turn in perfect time
And in the darkness
we can synchronise
dance like spirit wolves
one, encircling the other
until settlement is finally struck

And in blessed mornings
when stark daylight sneaks
leaking from curtain edges
Bringing in daydreams
indistinguishable from visions
wherein moons were draped
from weary blackness
We are Gods, Goddesses, Golden couples….
observed in the final blink of watching eyes
so that now we, you and I,
can finally sleep

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joanie at 12:35 on 14 May 2006  Report this post
Hi Esther. I enjoyed the leisurely, languid feel about this. The opening line drew me in because it is a continuation of something which has gone before, and although I don't quite know what it is, I am happy that
At long last I can sleep again
and I really don't need or want to know.

I like the circular feel with the opening and closing lines.

Lovely; I have re-read several times.


Esther Frances at 22:18 on 14 May 2006  Report this post
Dear Joannie - how lovely to hear from you again - you will see that I did take on board some of your comments about the use of capitalisation - that has been an invaluable suggestion! I have even written less rather than more recently in some of my poems so I appreciate your advice to date! I'm glad you liked this poem - I wrote it last night and decided to post it - a first draft - but I rather liked it myself! Re evaluating the meaning of love and 'in love' is a theme I have been experimenting with in past months as you may have noticed! Thanks again. Esther Frances.

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