I Whispered That I Loved You

This morning I got up extra early.

Peeling my face from my pillow,

My exhausted eyes did not want

To partake in the early day.

My ears did not want to listen

To the alarm sharply singing.

I sat up, pulling my blanket tighter

Around me. You were wrapped up

In yours. We were smart to sleep

With two separate blankets since

We liked to fight over one when

We shared.

I yawned and launched myself

Into the coldness of the room.

The light from the bathroom

Creaked in as my eyes adjusted.

I got ready for work

As you remained in bed,

Warm and comfortable. Undisturbed.

And I whispered that I loved you

As I left you to sleep,

Silently closing the bedroom door

Behind me.