Sometimes I Hold You While You Sleep

between the road signs

Hi & Dri Boat Storage
Have you talked to the Lord Today

I looked over
watched you sleep
gently lifts
caught in window light
angels pirouette
on rainbows

as we passed
through Egypt Grove
Dylan sang
Blowin in the Wind
I said a quiet prayer

9 Responses to Sometimes I Hold You While You Sleep

  1. johemmant says:

    The ending of this is very clever, it speaks of such love and makes the whole resonate…… is a tiny moment in time perfectly captured and poems such as these I love, recreations of the sacred, they are difficult to pull off but you sure did that here. Sorry, just woke up and can only attempt coherency.

  2. lissa says:

    lovely, especially the third stanza. you beautifully describe the secret, intimate moments so essential for good poetry.

  3. Scot says:

    thanks for the reading–like what you said

  4. Scot says:

    thanks so much

  5. Alexa Cohen says:

    You’ve made a picture with your words. Just that instant that every lover knows.

  6. Scot says:

    thank you alexa for the read

  7. nochipa says:


    Just want you to know that I loved this poem, every word, every paused space.


  8. nochipa says:

    P.S. the photo couldn’t be more perfect for it.

  9. Scot says:

    thank you–and congratulations one more time on your book–I knew you when 🙂

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