2021-06-08T14:03:10-07:00June 3rd, 2021|Parenthood|

In defense of co-sleeping

I’ve never understood
the pressure to rush
my children to sleep
on their own.

Am I so strange
to love these nights still?

Warm limbs
and her cheek00
on my chest,
her legs twisted under mine,
we hold hands
and whisper bits
of the day
and I tell her
all the reasons
I love her
until her breath
turns slow with sleep.

I am tired, yes,
but I am also reset every time
as the little irritants of my day
sink to the bottom
of my awareness
and I am reminded
that this is all that matters:

jamming our lives
with as many chances
as possible
to love.

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