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Shallow Dreaming in December

Poem by Rhiannon Jones

Shallow Dreaming in December

Watch electric movements
breeding light and sound

The white crackling
rents out the space
formerly your outline

I remember the time
you cut your finger,
sliced quickly while chopping meat.
Blood connects
to bring you closer to animal

This hybrid form of living
This relentless sleeping awake

Our soft forms are so inconsistent
a bowl of pebbles beside the bed
nocturnal prescriptions
“swallow
for emergency weighting”

(Quick- close your eyes
It’s time to leave)

We do all of our living in the darkness


Biography
I am a librarian who is finally coming back to poetry after a ten year block.  I
sneak in lines and images on lunches, breaks, and when my children pause in
silence.
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