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Lying beneath blankets

breath bouncing back at me

the cadence of the ocean

lulling

along with the patterned

          inhale

         exhale

of the dog at the foot of the bed

seeking warmth from my feet

and I from her body

 

Darkness sits

light is lurking

morning stirring

I am almost awake

eyes closed

chasing sleep through

lucid dreams

 

Home is this doona

pulled up past my nose

my warm breath

         inhale

         exhale

a drawing of strength

for whatever comes next

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