as you lie here sleeping…

as you lie here sleeping…

swathed in the light from the christmas tree…

i see you with my heart…

you are lying vulnerable…

trusting me to sit with you…

giving me your tired legs and painful foot…

taking a mix of deep and shallow breaths…

occasionally, you make a single snort…

sometimes you mumble something softly…

you have reached your r.e.m. cycle…

i’m not going to wake you…

sleep is a precious commodity…

that doesn’t come easily for you…

the couch isn’t the most comfortable place…

but, i will sit here and i will hold your legs…

in my lap, while bugg’s perches…

on my chest like a gargoyle, usurping my heat…

…because, i love you.

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