Heaven In Your Stillness – Edward Lee

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I wake beside you,
a bad dream staining
my skin with grave-cold sweat.
In the dark
I reach out my hand,
find the curve
of your hip.

With the reassurance of your breathing,
and the sensation of your skin,
I fall back into sleep.
gentle and loving,
like the dreams
I dream of you.

About the contributor: Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com

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