Today's poem is by Becky Kennedy

In the Dark

When I am talking to you in the dark and you
are wedged in sleep the things of the room
frozen, dresser, lamp, shoes, underwear,
bedclothes and I can't find your face or even
my body what I wanted to say my mouth says

are you there and you say yes I've heard
everything and I say what did you hear
and you say my last thing I say you just
remembered it I say when I die you will
remember everything remember everything you say

I say when I die I will be indispensable to you
indispensable you say longingly toward
sleep I wonder how two in the dark can ever
be together I think secretly you have never
really known me known me you say

Copyright © 2006 Becky Kennedy All rights reserved
from Meridian
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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