Tag: relationship

The Cold Side of the Pillow

I wake to find HH firmly buried under his pillow. Before you ask, I must assure you I did NOT place it over his face, on account of him being worth much more to me alive than dead. “Babe,” I ask, “you ok?” He mutters something unintelligible, but […]

The Right Side of the Bed

My air purifier switches off promptly at 7 a.m. and as usual, my response is classically Pavlovian. Once the white noise disappears, I am completely and absolutely awake, and to be honest, it is a kinder wakeup call than Pavlov’s bell. I am, however, immediately hungry. (Go figure!) Precisely […]

Unfinding

Lost begets found      As ounce begets pound           And sin begets pardon                When the heart is willing.                     Nevertheless,               […]

Pillow Talk VI

Having thrown open the bedroom window onto a wet, blustery morning, I lay myself across the top of the covers and try unsuccessfully to return to the land of Nod. I reject a full 20 positions in an effort to escape my internal combustion, but eventually come to […]

Thaw

Build your tower high, Block by block. Reason and rightness Are turret and crenellation. Draw the bridge and drop the gate. Silence shall reign. Forgiveness Lies folded in your darkest corner, Unused, Under guard, Out of reach Until regret runs as warm rain, A trickle, A flood, And shame becomes […]