Early morning light slips
through soft-spun muslin

steals in mellow lengths
across acres of cream percale and

presents the intimate topography
of your chest rising and falling.

You sleep, tanned hand a question
curling on the pillow.

I see silhouettes: dried meadow grasses
standing in relief upon the warm breathing

hills and valleys I love to roam,
fingers open.

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Virginia Boudreau

Virginia Boudreau lives in a seaside community on the south western tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is employed as a Learning Disabilities Specialist with her local school board. Her work has appeared, and is upcoming in a wide variety of North American literary magazines and anthologies.

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