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Sunday

Morning proceeds, not rushing nor slowing for me to awaken from my
   slumber,
When I do arise the thought of nothingness and cease of activity
   increases the sloth within me.
Away from the dredges of toil, this small margin of comfort will be
   realised.
Youth, screaming, shouting, jovial noises beyond the window, odes of
   innocence emphasizing this day of rest.
Lingering through the passages of the house, sweet aromas of roasted
potatoes, succulent chicken oozing from its core, the juicy and steam-
   filled vegetables teasing my senses with promises of opulence.
A dark palette of grey encloses the space within the sky, the birds fly
   south, the youth disperse one by one, dusk enters.
Temperatures begin to dwindle as does the serene mood, almost an
   alliance forged to inspire bleak and dread.
A cup of Darjeeling, my warmth to fight the cold.
Slumber awaits again, I embrace the covers, reunited with a long lost
   companion, at last, I drift away and in spectacular irony, I sleep the
   sleep of tranquillity only to awaken time later to a reality where
   peace has subsided and the toil begins once more.


Biography
My name is Thomas Mitchell. I have been writing for three years. I first
discovered the joy of writing whilst studying acting at college, with
written work included in my assignments, I found passion in the written
word and as time went on, I began to garner more and more enthusiasm.
Currently, my writing includes 3 novels, a dozen short stories and the
same amount in poetry, unpublished at the moment. My writing
inspirations include Jack Kerouac, John Berryman, and Raymond
Carver.


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Published December 31, 2020

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Sunday

by Thomas Mitchell
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