When You Sleep You Are Not with Me
|When you sleep you are not with me.|
But I am with you.
I watch your closed door and am free to wander,
My consciousness alone with us in the darkened room.
My love is the blanket covering you.
My love is the moonlight on your face.
My love hovers over you like an angel.
Not me. Not you.
Alone, yet with you, I am free to wonder.
Restless, yet at perfect peace, I am filled with beauty.
Silently it sings and I listen.
Motionless it dances and I watch.
Tied to you forever, I am alone and free
As I wait by your closed door
And watch you sleep.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon