Bits & Bones
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Bits & Bones

Play Time

from Heart-Shaped Hands.

Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash, Edited by Slaidey Valheim.

Your descent into sleep was formulaic.

Your breath would slow
and your body would lax
but that was never the sign you were asleep.

You counted sheep as I counted twitches.

One: leg spasm.
Two: arm twitch.
Three: head adjustment.
Four: snores.



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Slaidey Valheim

A writer of brutally honest non-fiction and gritty short stories. Editor of Crumpled Paper Press, Bits & Bones and Acidic Ink Publication! Tip on her Ko-fi!