hush

may I rest here a while
in this moment
may I stay for a time
in this place
where my mind is at peace
where my being is calm
where my breath moves
within and without
in no rush
where there’s no heaviness
‘cept the weight
of your hand
and the warmth
of your kiss
in the hush

slipping into night

moments of peace
clocks tick
keys clunk
as words spill
on my keyboard

the weekend
long as it was
is over
the house has
returned to full
occupation

and only now
the quiet spreads
as eyes close soft
to sleep
as gentle breaths
and tiny sighs
replace the noise
of squabbling siblings
demanding time

accepting of my fate
I must join them
in their dreaming
as some of us
must go to work
once morning comes again