When years we treasured weigh me down
Liam Connolly is a Genealogist from Yorkshire who has very kindly decided to submit ‘Our Paradox’ to Voices. Liam is very passionate about writing fantasy novels and poetry, and more of his work can be found at: amomentseized.wordpress.com. Thank you Liam for sharing your talent and time.
The times your breathing rattles or you snore
and shift, I grouch, and grind my teeth.
But in the silence, strain my eyes upon
those coalescing curves for rise and fall
that promises you have not left me yet.
When years we treasured weigh me down,
this half light hides our age.
But in the dark, some tender touch
will test your weight is more and
reassure – you have not left me yet?
Forgive me if I stare when you’re asleep.
I only trouble yours to know that peace.
Liam Connolly, 27, Yorkshire
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