Layers of Light

Instead of darkness,
when she closes her eyes,
another layer
of light chases sleep away,                            out of reach.

Behind those closed doors
her feverish mind remembers days –
nights –
lit
with whispers in a lover’s tongue
only they understood.
Secret words
spoken
in a different language.

An intake of breath redirects,
leads her away
from this attack, unites
energy – protects them both – settles
around her with a smile. Sleep’s illusion
blankets; she remains
still
– quiet –
seeks a calm she longs for
yet does not feel.

~

Siobhan
11/22/11

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