Sunday, May 19Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Overlapping Pillows

Mines thinner and softer

Yours fuller and plusher

Overlapping on the sides

Making the perfect pillow mix

To rest our heads

As we hold each other

In the dark silence 

Hot under the covers 

Laying in each other’s jumpers

Unnecessarily warm but

So necessarily comforted 

Our breath meets

On the perfect pillow blend

Twirling and dancing

With each other 

Whilst we dream of one another

Fantasising about love

That we both so crave

Never wanting to let go

In case we can’t find each other


Left isolated in the midnight

Lost without the other 

Forever seeking 

For someone that was never there 

How can pillows overlap

If it is just my pillow on the bed?

Photo by the blowup on Unsplash