When the light came in the window

soft yelloworange

it took its time


gradually melting the darkness

illimuninating your pillow, your tousled bed,

your bare shoulders


As a robin's egg sky replaced dawn


On the street below were:

inpatient commuters,  

kids on bikes

several loud dogs


None of which woke you


If I had been able to keep my hands off your

waves of hair 

you might still be


Re*fract"ed, a.

1. Bot. & Zool.

Bent backward angularly, as if half-broken; as, a refracted stem or leaf.


Turned from a direct course by refraction; as, refracted rays of light.


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