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Before Sleep

Before Sleep

I was in love with anatomy
The symmetry of my body
Poised for flight,
The heights it would take
Over parents, lovers, a keen
Riding over truth and detail.
I thought growing up would be
This rising from everything
Old and earthly,
Not these faltering steps out the door
Every day, then back again.



Poem Before Sleep - Catherine Anderson