If I left you sleeping

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If I left you sleeping,

To take the untrodden paths between the stars,

Would you wake?

If I left your side,

Spread my night wings and leapt into the dark,

Would you follow?

And would you search,

Armed with moonbeams, through the night’s dark depths

Until you found me?

And would you take my hand

And walk by my side into the pale hopeful glimmer

Of the morning?

I watch your calm, sleeping face,

Taste the sweet warmth of your breath,

Listen to the beating pulse of your heart,

And wait to read the answer

In your waking eyes.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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