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05
Mar
10

I am utterly lost in her

Without enough

Distraction

My mind turns

To her

And the feel

Of her

Skin

Beneath my

Fingertips,

Or the taste

Of her

On my

Lips and tongue.

When the rest

Of the world

Drops away,

She returns-

At first

Like a shadow,

But then growing

Back into

A vivid haunting

Of the senses.

Her gentle perfume,

The smoothness of her

Skin,

The softness of her

Hair,

And the taste of her

Lips pressed to mine-

No less real

In memory

As they are

In reality.

Until the return

Of other thoughts,

I am utterly lost

In her.

Timothy Vance Jackson

March 3, 2010

05
Mar
10

Though I can not sleep, I dream

Almost

Without fail,

Upon reaching cruising altitude,

My thoughts turn-

Or return-

To the lives below

That are woven

Into mine

And mine

Into theirs.

Somewhere

In the shapeless darkness

Unfolding below,

My loves live and breathe,

Going about their routines-

My wife is likely

Curled up on the couch,

Resting

Before driving to the airport

To collect me,

And my daughter-

The one already

In this world-

Is either slowly

Eating her dinner

Or taking a bath

Before bed

In her mother’s home.

Swimming

In her mother’s womb,

My unborn daughter

Is most probably

Kicking my wife’s ribs

And preventing her

From real rest.

Another

Very long day

Of airports

And planes

Is creeping

To an end

At 27,000 feet.

Though I can not

Sleep,

I dream of them

And look forward

To once again being

With them

And dreaming

With my eyes closed

In my own bed.

Timothy Vance Jackson

March 3, 2010




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