it helps me sleep at night

please don’t
steal my heart away
unless you know how to hold it
i think i need to keep it
close to me
for me… now

you play games
and i don’t…
don’t you see
it is all real to me?

yes i can feel your heartbeat
running through me
it helps me sleep at night
the way it whispers to me
sleep with me… i have a heart too

© r.e.l. 2/5/11

Posted for Poetry Potluck week 21 (2/6-2/12/11)-Aims, Goals, Ambitions on Jingle Poetry