"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Rachel Westfall

Lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Her blog: The Waxing Moon

One day

I want to be the bed
you fall into
at the end of your journey

not a motel bed, me--
stale and generic,
with a stiff polyester bedspread
and magic fingers if you insert a quarter

I would be
an apple-pie bed, dry and warm
sheets fresh off the line,
quilt plump and waiting
smelling of no other
but you.

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. Love For Life said...
    "I would be
    an apple-pie bed"

    What a beautiful description. Such tenderness in this poem:)
    Anonymous said...
    what a lovely poem! instead of just saying "i love you" she uses words we can all understand to mean love.

    Dani in NC said...
    I enjoyed this poem. A use of creative language that didn't make the meaning inscrutable.
    Julie said...
    Beautiful poem! I'm so happy to see you over here. What a powerful last stanza.

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