06 January 2011

The Cool Side of the Pillow


you wake at 3:00 a.m.
cheek pressed against
the fever-hot fabric
of restless hours
the wrinkles
of forgotten nightmares
cross-hatching temporary scars
across damp skin

until
with groaning effort
you lift your head
and turn the pillow

to the scent of morning lavender
and summer rain
where a warm cheek
falls gently into chilled white cotton
and dreams return to chase the 'mares
from the cool side of the pillow.

3 comments:

  1. The cool side of the pillow....the scent of morning lavender. Such sweet, simple comforts to bring forth only good and pleasant dreams for one as good and pleasant as you. <3

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  2. so beautiful and sweet, and the descriptive words...*sigh the fresher fragrance! Perfectly fitting artwork too!! ~I so wish to have some sweet dreams & good rest....

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