Reassuring, comfortable is the weight lying on my chest
Without disrupting our tranquility I touch the soft cheek where it rest
The smell of an infant’s meal comes with each breath you take
I feel your warm saliva spill where it’ll form its own lake
Large hands for one so small, what unwarranted burdens will they partake alone
His feet being equally unnatural for this person who isn’t grown
Yet they’re still too small to fill these empty spaces my feet created
My son, my child, I feel your heart beat against mine, you lay secure in dreams sedated
Thinking of these things, in the silence I patiently wait
Remaining conscious before you open eyes to further brighten my day….
Startled, I awaken in a cell, a cage with quilt where your head once laid
I can still smell your innocence, but even that quickly began to fade
This separation leaves me morbid and everlasting it seems
God allow this nightmare to remain a nightmare, I miss the reality of my dreams
I had a rude awakening.