Slowly waking, still alone in twilight

Outside is life through silence.

Rooster, cricket, occasional dog

Occasional hum from breathing.

A moment of darkness

Then pale flourescent light.

Staring up at the dirty white ceiling

Then at equally dirty white walls.

Dog, cricket, occasional snore.

The rooster perhaps silenced by sleep.

Warm against softness

Yet cold and alone

Body contorted against a makeshift lover

Holding it close as I'd hold you close

Cricket, dog, occasional sigh.

The snores only get louder.

Rising before the sun, sleep begone

A long missed companion.

Up before the night releases its hold.

Just you wait-

I'll see you in the morning.