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Loving the Nighttime
Billy listens to his wife breathing
In and out, it sounds like a soft autumn breeze
She is resting quietly beside him.
A look of peace covers her face like a blanket
These are the best times for Bill.
Resting in the peace in the dead of night
Occasionally, the dog stirs at the foot of their bed.
Yawning briefly as he stretches his legs.
The nice clean sheets feel good against his skin.
He takes a momentary look at his wife.
Every Wednesday the sheets are changed, rain or shine.
He nestles deep into the sheets enjoying the feel.
Truly, this is the best part of his day.
Lying and listening to the sounds of the night.
After a sip of water from the night stand.
He closes his eyes and sleep comes quickly.