Slumbering Beauty

By: Valerie Winkle

As you sleep, the shadows
in the window walk across your body...
Protecting your soul
Brushing emissions of light
Onto your peaceful face

Your eyelids are the felicity
Of all that is tepid
Adorned with lashes of silk ebony...
Resting in perfect unity

Your lips- like candy coated apples-
Still expose the melody of a smile
That lived in your waking day

Little angels enlighten your ears
With spiritual guidance...
Attending you patiently
Until morning's first breath.
For your repose is contentment
In the eyes of darkened sky