As You Sleep

Watching you in that peaceful state -

Knowing all too soon I'll be leaving you

Hate to go - yet I cannot stay

Here is where I wish to be

With you in this moment

Caught in time

No distractions

You are my reason for breathing

So how can I leave you

When you're so fragile, so lonely-

As you sleep?

The floor creaks and a breath is held

Mumbling as you reach out

And I watch from the door

Sighing as I close it behind me.