Sunday, November 20, 2005

i love them best

bit of gorgeousness from the website of the viola/violinist dude (the lovely beanie-wearing, whisky drinking padma newsome) out of the national and clogs

I love them best

by padma

I love them best, my friends, as they sleep.
My small heart contracts a tenderness beside...

If sleep is like death
I love them to it.
come quiet and cease
as I bring the sheets to their skin.

It is a passive love, I know,
safe and abstract
and only barely human

but perhaps one evening
they will awake and
see me standing
gaze clear and my mind's hand on their brow


I love them best, my friends.


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