Bedtime Benediction


Come to bed.

We’ll nestle like a pair of saucers.

Let me press my breasts

into your back,

my hand over your heart,

Even when I can’t sleep

it’s a comfort to feel

your breaths,

to take notice of

the strength of your body

There’s a lullaby in the way

your skin unfurls.

My lips drift across

your shoulder

in three quarter time.

Every second edible

in its sereneness.

This mouthy soulful love

and a kiss for the infinite

I snuggle closer and whisper

a bedtime prayer of praise

for life and the small reasons.

-Tosha Michelle


79 thoughts on “Bedtime Benediction

  1. A very beautiful poem. Most often the small reasons are the most important. I love the small hot air balloons, the birds seemingly floating in clouds above cups of memories. The music is a perfect compliment of the three. Thank you.

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  2. I don’t know whether to sigh or shout WOW!! You, my friend, are a romantic and this poem reflects what every man and woman out there want to have.Simply stunning!!

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  3. What a lovely benediction indeed. A perfectly romantic poem to initiate the weekend before Valentine’s day for many. There are so many lovely lines in your poem as usual but I particularly loved the last three verses. They reflect so well that snug feeling one gets when snuggling against a loved one in bed πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!


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