This is what you look like when you sleep
A stillness eclipses across your face;
and on your side
thick threads lace across skin
a row of braids,
like school girls.
All innocent, silent, and so still.
Each breathe breaks
around the wave of your mouth,
I want to take each intake, take it
into me; swallow
every angle and edge.
This is what you look like when you sleep:
arm; spider-wide stretched across the pillow,
neck, tightens and twitches.
I'm alone here in this space with you;
wandering without movement and words,
in love with falling out of love with you.
frozen against my breast.
In the dark