Falling Asleep While Julia Sings. ~ Michael Graber

Via Michael Graber
on Jul 13, 2013
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Falling Asleep While Julia Sings—A Love Poem

What love does to a body

changes the atmosphere. You say

I live in your heart, literally.

So I swim this crimson sea,

body rippling on the cusp

of magic, a day so bright

its birth song reaches me here.

Too tired to float, drowning

feels right until nature blinks.

You kiss my neck. I feel

smiling through the veil of sleep.

Your voice lifts my spirit body.

I’m breathing under water now.

You know. I don’t have to explain.

Quit smiling. How did you

find your way here, too? I must

have left the gate open. Are we

swimming or dancing? I know this

place, so do you. We’ve reached

our bed in the heart we share.


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About Michael Graber

Michael Graber lives in his native Memphis, TN where he leads the Southern Growth Studio, plays mandolin in four bands, scribes on love poems, and practices being a human.


2 Responses to “Falling Asleep While Julia Sings. ~ Michael Graber”

  1. Renee says:

    Beautiful, thank you!!!

  2. crystal says:

    Nice poem, nice picture of my sons face