sleep training 

Oh crikey
That smile
by moonlight.
The most wondrous
sight ever seen
I know I’m not meant
to notice
to acknowledge
to respond.
As it should be
back to bed
instantly. 

But it’s irresistible
In the moonlight.
As my face
spontaneously replies
and I whisper
not now my darling
hoping no one has seen.


Inspired by : another long night

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i see you

You look tired dear friend
right to your core.
Not fleeting
like those late nights dancing
or early morning trains.
But completely
and utterly.

It’s the love isn’t it.
The love you give,
give and give.
All day and all night.
Consistently
Pouring out.

Inspired by : coffee and a chat 

everyone is asleep, except me

Everyone is asleep, except me,
our newborn daughter upon my chest,
comforted by the rhythm of my heart
she knows so well.

Our toddler son, in his big boy bed
still cocooned in your arms
as you raced each other to the land of nod
through story time.

Your snores I can hear,
intertwined,
through the monitor.

Everyone is asleep, except me
And I’m grateful.

 

Inspired by: the first few nights as a mum of two