Next to me

nexttome

Next to me

She slumbers peacefully

while I listen to

meditation music.

.

Next to me

a nudge expectantly

as I fitfully

blunder in my sleeping.

.

Next to me

Her body resting free

on my hopelessly

overburdened thigh bones.

.

Next to me

she wants to lovingly

cuddle into me

snoring until morning.

.

Next to her

I want to stroke the fur

and to reassure

she won’t be abandoned…

again.