Four A.M. and rolling over,
I see your shifted features,
tilted in the corner shadow,
like a fitted sheet slipped
from the end of the bed
Sucked into that void that pulls like a
black hole from beneath the bed.
Little chest, fluff compressed,
Trapped in the flat maw of wall and mattress.
Your poor head, bloated from the stuffing
Forced behind your beaded eye,
Like a cotton-mouthed migraine,
or a fuzzy thought.
Or maybe you always looked that way.
The sun graciously bleeds it's veins
of orange light through the blinds
and onto the floor. One lonely stripe
leaks onto the bed and leaves it's stain
across the sheets to betray
that singular inky eye.
I wonder why I haven't yet moved you.