Something so simple

Too small to be of signifigance

Is what means the world to me

Love, my darling angel

Love with no cost

But in the stillness of night

Right before I close my eyes

Entranced by the moonless sky

All I want to hear,

To reassure the quaking in my chest,

Hear the deep whisper of your breathe

In and out

Nothing but this, please

Give me this

Author’s Note:

Nothing brought the fear of God into me more than the nights after my child was born. As I lay, swallowed by anxiety, I just kept repeating to myself. Still breathing. Over and over. Still breathing.