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Long Hard Night

October 8, 2009
By Lauren Brookes BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lauren Brookes BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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The sun sets-

Cantaloupe sky.
An ending to a long day;
The beginning of an even
Longer night

Chocolate bars
Potato chips
Necessary for this long,



Hours Pass too quickly
As though an outside force
Controls the hands

Of this daunting clock.
Pressure leaves me


The speed in my fingers
Exhaustion fills my breath

No more than a

Whisper in silence.
Warm vent near my toes,
But a cold surface-

Not quite the pillow one would hope for.

The sun slowly rises,
Darkness waning away.

I see blue skies out the window
Birds sing

“Come away!”
Soft kitten fur caresses my face

Swishing under my nose

Across my lips.
Strong arms wrap around me
Gently kiss my cheek

A small congratulation to


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brookeme said...
on Oct. 17 2009 at 9:32 pm
This reminds me of a daap. Except there were never any strong arms in the morning nor was there success because I more than likely fell asleep :)