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LAce Posted Monday, November 14th, 2005
Michelle Mandolia

Eventually, it sighs away.

You begin to stretch out in bed again,
your waking breaths no longer heavy and hard to swallow.
You slip your feet into the cool corners of your sheets
and tuck yourself back into sleep.

Like summer heat at dusk,
it slowly dissipates into the darkening air around you
until it is both nowhere
and everywhere at once.

Comments [post a comment]

Posted by Ashley Minihan on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 at 8:27 AM
This is lovely and evocative. Thank you.

Posted by Katrina Denza on Saturday, November 19th, 2005 at 7:30 PM
Beautiful and hopeful.

Posted by Pamela Griffin [ ] on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 at 5:47 AM
Your words ring true. Thanks Michelle

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