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Sleeping Woman
larrylark

She slept in a quiet place,
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Faint tremors of air played on her face.
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He had summonsed himself, tongue tied , stared.
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His speech was impaired.
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All he wished to say stayed locked inside.
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Silence washed over, drained his spirit.
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Cress fallen, no words to express,
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he turned round and left
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She opened one eye, sighed
 9
but did not call out,
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heard him shout outside,
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cursing god, or any poor sod
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whose name he could remember.
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A sly smile spread over her face
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as the last trace of his footsteps faded away.
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23 Jan 19


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