Or is it the pillow,
Rumpled, crumpled,
On our bed’s far side?
The bumps look familiar
Though they aren’t snoring –
I see no head,
But she burrows.

A tendril of scent
Pulls me from beneath the pink
Comforter – coffee!

As I rise,
I smack
The pillow’s rump.

Robert Walton is a retired middle school teacher and a rock climber with ascents in the Yosemite and Pinnacles National Park. His published works include science fiction, fantasy and poetry. Walton’s novel Dawn Drums won the 2014 New Mexico Book Awards Tony Hillerman Prize for best fiction website : http://chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/