While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping
by Tara Simms

I sat by your bed.
I watched you
as you smiled through your dreams.
I traced your perfect shell ear,
Touched every curl
On your little head.
I tried to sleep
But the sound of your breathing
Drew me back to your room.
I couldn’t resist
The magic which tugged
At my heartstrings
And brought me to your side.
I settled on the floor
Once again.
Back against the wall,
Holding your tiny hand in mine.
While you were sleeping
I fell in love with you all over again.