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NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 4

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sleeping nudeIt was hot last night when we went to bed. A rain not long before we turned in for the night had promised us relief from the accumulated heat of the day. Laying in bed with the lights off, all the windows open, and the ceiling fans and a floor fan working to move the air in the house, it still was too hot. I tossed and turned all night and woke up tired. In spite of the tiredness, the morning meditation and then beach walk followed by a swim in the sea happened.

~ ~ ~

Night Heat

Hot in the late evening though
a downpour had tried to cool the air
sweat still lightly coated
the skin in the darkness.

Air currents gently promised
more than it could give as two bodies
lay near each other not daring to touch
hoping that even a tiny bit of distance
would bring relief.

A leg reaches out over the side of the bed
suspended in mid-air to avoid touching
the damp sheets, reaching out for coolness
creating space between one leg and its mate.

Even though sleeping nude
sleeping without a thin cover
the body is blanketed
by hot, damp air
leaving the body to toss and turn
wanting the heat to leave.

2014 04 04 – Puerto Morelos, Casa Sorpresas


Written by Robert G. Longpré

April 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Posted in Jungian Psychology

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