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Our First Full Week Together

A poem

Published on:
June 14, 2017
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One of our first conversations
was about falling asleep at night
post-losing-a-spouse.
The trouble of it.
The lack of a cure.  

It was nice, though,
to know someone else
was up at midnight. 

During our first full week together
we started three movies
and two different TV series
without finishing a single one
because
we were so excited
to be on the same couch
because
you wanted to see my expression
and I wanted to hear your laugh
at that one scene
because
you kept falling asleep
because
suddenly you could. 

Rachel Joy Watson
Rachel Joy Watson has her BA in writing, spent a summer studying at Oxford, and is currently getting her MLitt in theology at The University of St. Andrews. She teaches high school English, is a published poet (Blue Tarp, Finishing Line Press), and has written poetry and essays for magazines such as Cordella, RELEVANT, and The Gospel Coalition. She loves northern California, hymns, hand-written letters, and hot tea.

Cover image by Soroush Karimi.

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