This week’s prompt: Sleep
Some nights you are as elusive as happiness,
You tease me at bedtime
You say: come take me
Lose your self in my arms
And I fall for your lure.
Then hours later I am awake
Alone I look for you, only to find,
You have run off to sucker another poor sap.
You leave me dissatisfied
Unfulfilled as I wrestle with my physical self.
When I most desire you I find you laughing at me
Fleeing our marital bed I thought
We had a right and ownership of.
For so long we were
Fated to be joined each night.
But have you grown tired of me?
Do I no longer satisfy you?
Is that why I am left so often bereft?
Floundering, seeking your embrace
Your kiss your soothing touch.
Another night of tediousness
Tossing and turning
My body craves you
My eyes long for your caress
As you assuage my needs.