before i wake – m. j. arcangelini

Leaky insecure venetian blinds
Sweet unknowing of sleep
Comfortable illogic of dreams
Shed like a protective shell

Waking, raw, vulnerable
Awareness rushing back in,
Like a black Friday shopping mob
When the store doors open

In the half light of morning
Birds let each other know they
Made it through another night
I stir, wondering if I have

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