pull the warm blanket round.
she kisses you.
music intoxicating, a fine dream wine.
but wearied eyes.
i close and pray and slowly inhale.
sanity prevails. returns.
i feel the world release. & smile.
comfort sings with soft caress.
a silent kiss.
& many huggs.
i can feel my heart.
my mind’s alive and grateful.
no need for drugs. no need for sex. no need for wands of dour hidden magic.
i hold her close. i see her smile. she kisses me.
all that dreams exist. a winding road to bliss.
i start again.
& breathe. a gentle thought.
i stroke her hair & she purrs for me.
a pretty child. a woman’s look.
lolita in blanket dreams who smiles and sleeps.
i rest my head.
i have escaped & here i am.
soothed by her flow.
~ a hard day fought, a tired mind & a whole lot of love.
(c) Ed Simkins