new slumber

2 Responses to “new slumber”

  1. it’s 4:10 a.m.,
    and vivienne doesn’t like
    the end of daylight
    savings and everything her
    tiny body knows about
    the way we force time
    to flex arbitrarily.
    her lungs are still puncturing
    the darkness of 5:10 a.m.
    as we practice wading
    backwards through the
    minutes until someone
    can pick her up
    from her cradle,
    rock the additional
    hour soothingly
    into a new slumber

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