A Sorrow To Sleep

Two oceans and the crucible of man,
Lay between my fingers and the palm of your hand.

At night the shadows, through my dreams, clutch.
A chill so deep at their clawed touch.

They seek to steal it, they have no right.
To take the warmth that is born of your sight.

And when I wake in the deepest dark,
To find my heart's fire a wandering spark.

I shut my eyes and feel the rain,
Those powerful droplets of salted pain.

That signal your depature.

The End

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