Poem 20150827

there have been times
when i have watched you
while you sleep
watched the rise and fall
of your breath

sometimes
you part your lips
when your eyes are closed
and your breath escapes
and i breathe in the same air
and exhale the same air
and you breathe me in
and we mingle

there have been times
when you have dreamed
that i have had
the same dream
and i cursed the alarm
when it sounded