Afternoon nap in Dad’s chair

Dad has is on his second recliner nestled between the Brewer’s on TV and the open bay window. Since he is still up North cutting wood today, I have taken over his chair. Dad often naps in this spot, and now I know why.

Afternoon nap in Dad’s chair
9/20/2013

Lulled by breezy trees and ticking clock
the recliner sinks back further and further
until a soft doze over takes me.

My lungs release their tension
and slow to an easy heave.
My body cools and settles
and my brain reviews it unconscious log
making new connections
and sprouting ideas for poems.

I wake and warm afresh
a short while later
with an energetic calm
and ambitions enough to fill the evening.

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Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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