The Well-Made Bed

(for Nancy)

She is like a well-made bed.
Clean, crisp, and stylish
and always appropriate.
Syncing with the decor.
Waiting for me patiently.

And I am more the morning after:
sheets tossed about, nothing left
unmessed. With a blanket bunched
up as if a body remained beneath or
a shadow slunked in the dark below.

 

#### Poet’s Notes ####

For my lovely fiance, Nancy K.

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The Well Made Bed

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