THE HOLIDAY VISIT

Early morning waking
I look upon your beauty
admiring what I helped create
a sleeping princess dreaming her
fairytale dreams
filling my too large too empty bed
for brief fleeting moments of time

I lay motionless and still
breathing slowly quietly
enjoying your
body warmth pressing
close
do not wake disturb end what’s
left of days past
when I called you mine before you
leave
returning to him your new love

not looking back as is the way of the very young
unable yet to understand feelings of loss and pain
in an empty nest cold bed.

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