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Julie Stevens, Lying in Bed

LYING IN BED
Early morning brings me to my senses
Another day to survive the madness of me
Can I lie here some more?
It seems I’m flying this morning
Hovering over a mattress by one finger length
Rather than waking to a body full of splinters
Today I’m suspended with dreamy voices
Whispering angelic words of an ideal existence
Can I lie here some more seems to be a fitting request

Activities start in the house
Cutlery crashing, children shouting
I instantly land on a bed no longer soft
It t...

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