it is you sleeping
being fed by the sure fire of sunlight
streaming in to announce  this day

i look towards the bedroom
while stirring this morning’s coffee
who knows exactly what you will say to me
when you first wake those eyes that kissed me
with one blink before we were off
to bed
sleeping soundly

how i recognize you there behind me
in the kitchen watching me
glide across the room in my pink robe
knowing that everything we own is covered
in the long look you give me when i turn around
having found the milk to pour in
these are the things that make days begin
easy and comfortable like your gaze

these are the moments i wish for
bodies moving
breath beneath your

© Uchechi Kalu