On love

my love sleeps besides me-
in the faint light-I see his manly jaw
give way-and the mouth of his
boyhood returns
with a softness softer
its sensitiveness trembling
in stillness
his eyes must have look out
wondrously from the cave of the little
boy-when the things he did not
he forgot
but will he look like this when he is dead
oh unbearable fact inevitable
yet sooner would I rather his love die
than/or him?

Marilyn Monroe, nacida como Norma Jeane Mortenson y bautizada como Norma Jeane Baker (Los Ángeles, 1926 – 1962). Actriz, cantante y modelo.