Poem That Comes Before Sleep

I have lost you

pretending   discretion

more a word

than choice

say it isn’t    true

we know our path

biographies written

in hands we held

took you away

easy as sleep   turned

dream you were gone

as children wake screaming

from nightmares   in sleep

you were quiet

against dreams of going

as though my choice

night comes

I say   too soon

too soon

have I lost

other hands

to this


Author: synchronicityoftheheart

I am a writer, photographer, and swim instructor/coach. Yeah, I do a lot of stuff! I was lucky enough to grow up in both Puerto Rico and New York. I am obsessed with Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Viejo San Juan. It is located below El Castillo de San Felipe del Morro. I have multiple degrees from Utica College, Syracuse University, Old Dominion University, and Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. I was able to study photography at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY and study writing at the Women's Writers Center in Cazenovia, NY.

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