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let sleeping dogs lie-
do not reach out &
touch his dreaming face,
do not lean close to kiss
his shuttered eyelids;

wait for him to wake &
let time pass
until it is time to love him.

let him rest his weary head
on the arms he wears at home,
cold boston winds
telling him when the
next train comes;
& when he must sleep
in a rusting missouri,
wish him the sweetest dreams.

let sleeping dogs lie
& drift between sleep & awake,
missouri & boston & virginia.
let him sleep unencumbered
& be there endlessly
until it is time to love him.
written on a train, on the back of a train ticket, with the boy half-asleep in front of me and the windows too reflective to see outside race by

11:50PM - 11/22/12 - en route to franklin

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katr14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
featured at :iconrainbow-4all-club: --> [link]
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
thank you very much <3
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:iconkatr14:
katr14 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You are welcome!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is beautiful. I sort of know the feeling.
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DEAD-OnTheInside Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
'let him rest is weary head
on the arms he wears at home,'

his
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
oops, thanks!
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so soft and delicate and absolutely gorgeous.
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
aw, thank you!
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