The Bed Tuck
I tucked you in bed
I saw your body curl up
Surrendered and trusting
My body sat alert 3 feet away
You in fetal position
Me awkwardly breathing, tight and tense
just watching you sleep...
I counted in my head
1, 2, 3, 4
And my instinct told me it peaked
Now is the time I slowly get up
And leave you be...
I crawl back to my couch
Placing hand on my open heart
Feeling the sensation coursing through me
Pride for respecting boundaries
Wonder for whether I misread everything
Longing and love rule supreme
(Im)patiently waiting for the next morning...