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This Morning I Stayed in Bed (for Holley)
by Michael Graves

This morning I stayed
in bed,
with you.

I kissed your face
and smelled your hair;

and felt your warmth
in a way that
I had not, felt

This morning I stayed,
and a different future opened
and my eyes opened,
and I saw a place that
I had never been.

I let the world go by.

This morning I stayed,

to others,
I left strewn
across the bedroom floor,

to pick up
at another

This morning I stayed, and
watched you
and with each
the outside world
felt farther
and further

We watched the leaves,
we fed the cat
and every little thing
was right.

Because this morning I stayed,
with you.


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