Drifting in at Night

Day ends in
Hot water bubbles

Lavender scents
Body, I am calm

There is no fighting
Neighbors for hot water

No fighting
Cats over mealtime

No telephone or internet or music
Just my peace of mind

Day complete, time spent
What I accomplished, over

Clean sheets
Smell of soap

My downy cocoon
Speak quietly to God

About all that I did
Ask for help with things

Painful and confusing
Know no answer will come

Until at least morning
Might as well sleep

Often, I do not finish
Fade away with my prayers

Next to cats who snuggle,
Groom each other in darkness

Hum from the fan blocks
Noise of the city

I release into the next
A peaceful life

For one who has known
So little peace

 

-Copyright C.M. Mounts, March 2018

Caregiver

Off
Keep it off
Away

I love you
I have to go

Be well
Be safe
Good night

If you need me
Get ahold of me

Don’t expect
Response
Right away

I am not angry
I am tired
I gave it all

Time to refill
Relax, reflect
Storm coming

In space between
Turbulent times
Leave a message

-Copyright C.M. Mounts, April 2017