POEM OF THE DAY II. Here also is the first poem I had published.
In the long, long night
when I am hot
and she is cold
the ceiling fan blows and blows.
One white leg, the blanket escapes.
Nothing else but face appears.
Face and foot float in the dark
while I break out in sweat.
I sit up and look for help,
my eyes adjusting to the dark.
I ask her if she is awake.
She grinds her teeth and sleeps.
I awake with a start,
my head against the wall.
Her face and foot have disappeared.
Her fingers rest lightly on mine.