Eyes Half Open

With my closed eye
I am left to my senses
I can hear you breathe
In the stillness of night

With my open eye
I can see your chest
The rise and fall with each breath
The rhythmic movement continues

With my closed eye
I smell your scent
It is intoxicating
My mind spins

With my open eye
Your lips move
As you sleep
As you dream

With my closed eye
I remember the touch
Of your strong hand
Only a memory

With my open eye
Your hands relaxed
Miles from my own
In exaggerated proximity

When awake
You no longer talk
You no longer touch
You no longer love

My closed eye will imagine
What my open eye no longer sees

@Annette (Tarpley) Wengert

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