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Little Voices

Tomorrow
is going to show up
on your doorstep
whether you sleep
through the night
or barely survive
the way it twists
and turns your plans
into something
nefarious instead of
necessary
and beautiful—
and the night is
notorious for keeping
you awake with doubts
that begin to sound
like voices that know
you better than you
know yourself.

 

 

 

DeMaris
2-11-17

 

 

 

Waiting

I float into the night
anticipating
how you will feel
tomorrow
when there is nothing
between us
but warm water
and skin so lonely
we will need
to cover each other
with tenderness
to help ease
the exit wound
that will follow us home
after we pick up
our blankets
from the forest floor
and kiss goodbye.

 

 

 

 

 

DeMaris
1-25-17

“Sun Shield” Andrew Wyeth, Watercolor 1982