Learning to Enjoy Hard-Earned Fatigue

Madeleine Ann Lawson
ILLUMINATION
Published in
Apr 22, 2021

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Ah yes, those bleary-eyed hours when my feet ache,
my shoulders pull, my neck perches like a wire — tense and pulsing,
hunger hums through me like a white noise,
backbone stretching, straightening, falling again with my breath
into the cradle of my center.

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