a lady in sleep



When she sleeps and breaths

Her hair fall and flow like glistering water

In the valley of her breasts

Arms with supple skin and

Thin fingers with fine bones

The closed lids of her eyes beat

At the same rate as her heart does

Like when a womb bears a baby

The belly beats at the same

Rate as the baby’s heart does


Quietly she breathes in

As deeply as starlight reaches

And quietly she breaths out

As soundly as the universe seems