Gift in a Whisper

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She lay awake, next to him listening to him breathe. It was dawn now, and she didn’t want to disturb him, but she really did want to see if it was snowing yet.

As she quietly peered through the window, and into the grey dawn, she saw the wind was up, and carrying the snow almost sideways. What should she get him for Christmas? She sighed, and lay down again, touching his shoulder.

For some reason she needed to tell him how she felt, and she whispered to his sleeping ear, “Did you know you are the best thing that’s ever happened to me……?”

He did hear the words, and he let them sink in deeply. It was the greatest thing anyone had ever said to him. He opened his eyes to her beaming smile.

She whispered again, “It’s snowing….”

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

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