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November 16, 2004

This Morning

I awoke this morning staring at her for what felt like ages... Straight blonde hair... Her thin lips... I inhale slowly to take her in... She stirs and opens her eyes and smiles softly at me... Those pale blue eyes that I love...

"Time to get up?!"

"Yes."

She gets up and puts on the coffee, then comes back to bed... I cringe... I turn over to get off my sore shoulder... She moves closer and presses her body against mine... Her skin is cold from getting up...

"Mmmm... You're so warm. Don't mind me while I fall asleep again."

"Ok. Love."

She pulls me even closer... Encapsulating me... My pain increases and small tears form...

"Are you Ok?"

I think... No...

"I'm fine, dear."

"What are you thinking about?"

My mind is racing as usual... I'm lost in thought...

"Getting up. My shoulder is in a lot of pain today."

"You think your pushups are irritating it?"

"Maybe."

"What are you pondering? Is something else bothering you."

I squeeze her hand in mine... I softly pull away and get out of bed, then turn and place a soft warm kiss upon her neck... A smile emerges at the corner of her mouth as I walk away silently... She speaks...

"You were so restless this morning."

I nod...

"I should have just gotten up then."