In conscious hours

as the clock ticks slowly

I search for exposed flesh,

digging my toes against your feet,

ankles, calves…

trailing my hand under blankets

to find your wrist,



to feel the heat of you.

I move to your breathing,

careful not to wake you

but enough

that you will let me into

your dreams

visiting some exotic island

where the temperature

is not freezing

and I can finally

feel human again.


6 thoughts on “Exposure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s