Asleep in my arms, I know you well.


Pearl Diver

In sleep
you stop breathing
in my arms,
a sounding whale,
a pearl-diver
edging ever deeper

Until you break again
to this closer world,
with a long breath,
shattering the surface
of your dream

Poetry Collection: Corner of My Mind
This poem is included in
Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection

CORNER OF MY MIND
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