time takes a brisk walk I skip and hop to keep up puffing cloud breaths in cold winter air ~ just yesterday spring arrived minutes passed in summer now festivities rush ~ my desire to pause like a raindrop poised on a leaf edge as time slows to treacle to sit and in sitting be at peace

to sleep

cocooned in black limbs twined heads rest in partnered pillows quiet breaths fall softly muscles rest thoughts drift away peace enfolds in quiet calm of nighttimes’s dark embrace