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Stay With Me

A poem by Beverly Stock.

I try to feed your spirits so

You stay with me at night

Yet, quietly you slip away

My doubts soar out of sight.


You hardly ever make a sound

At no point do you complain

I contemplate, you are gone

My heart expires in vain.


Before the first blush of morning,

Crack of dawn yet to come

How to reason, not to fear

What liaisons have begun?


A young lover or manly scrap

A strange eclipse of heart

We’re in this life together

Please tell me how to start.


To keep you wanting shelter

To stay here in my heart

How to reveal the loneliness

I feel when we’re apart.


Home cooked meals, my true love,

A nest in your favorite place

How comforting to rest together

Between us, so little space.


Light dawns, my heart beats,

Hearing you enter once more

Note to self: Tonight, be sure to

Turn the latch on the pet entry door.




Beverly has two indoor kitties, Jack and Phoebe, no pet doors required. (If you “Like” their photo on Instagram, she’s promised them extra treats!)


Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her work has been published on ClassicalPoets.org, at theChainedMuse.com, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

Stay With Me

© 2019 Beverly Stock


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