that a toddler falls asleep in your arms
can take you there,
if you are aware.
of the change in the smell of her hair,
if the length of her breath suddenly reaches your neck,
her body relaxes its contours into yours...
oh yes it can take you there
without looking at her little face,
something tells you that the air is thicker,
the sky is bigger. you are one
one with the deep sleep of a baby
a sensation so deep, so pure.
a mother loves a child most when it is asleep
it is because the trusting sleeping beauty,
within the exact moment,
takes you there.