Space to breathe


Is it wrong of me to turn the key
with a sigh of relief
the moment I’m alone?
I only want some space to breathe
from those who sow such greedy weeds,
where weeds should not be sown.

Is it wrong that though I need to sleep
I put off counting leaping sheep
the moment I’m alone?
for when I’m in the grip of dreams
the peace I feel does not seem real;
I wake and it has gone.

©Jane Paterson Basil


18 thoughts on “Space to breathe

    1. Thank you, and I agree. I often avoid going to bed, because I know that no-one will bother me late at night. Then at I just want to go to bed because the phone starts ringing, or I get a text. I ignore it for as long as I can, pretending to be in the shower. I’m giving a really bad impression of myself, aren’t I?

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      1. Hon, this house is really only about the size of a big apartment. There’s hardly any privacy, and I’m seldom here alone because Bran’s usually here. I crave that space. In fact I think you may have inspired a post! Things are still in flux at my sis’s. When my niece gets home this weekend they are going to set up the rooms downstairs for Greg. The new physical therapist was out to work with him yesterday and pitched a bloody fit when he realized Cindy had been getting Greg up and down those stairs. Thanks for asking. 🙂

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      1. Yes unfortunately. It takes about 23 hours driving so I prefer to fly when i can afford to but this year my sister and daughter are paying for flights. Now just have to hope weather co-operates and my body can hold up. It will all work out.

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