Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Aeriel Niccum | Lindenlink Reporter

Wrapped in your arms

Yet wide awake and

Watching you sleep.

I don’t want to miss a moment.

Breath

Soft;

Steady;

Easy;

Rhythmic;

Natural.

Eyes

Closed so peacefully;

Your body radiating warmth.

I am safe here,

Loved beyond all measure,

Happy,

Secure.

Tears

Burn my eyes as I lay silent

Simply taking you in.

Capturing a moving picture,

Committing it to memory,

Determined to keep you with me,

Terrified if I sleep

I’ll wake and you’ll have been

Just a dream.

Taking a deep breath

I force my breathing to match yours.

My heart slows,

Beats in time with yours.

And I lay there,

Taking you in,

Reminding myself to stay

In the moment.

Absorbing everything about you

I fall asleep

Mixed bittersweet emotions

Slamming into me

As my heart overflows with love,

Tears fill my eyes,

A smile plays across my lips,

Warms my heart,

And reminds me

You ARE a dream.

My dream,

(And then some)

Come true.