The Mattress


flat in looks
though billowy
in texture
blankets cover
smoothed high percale
decorated sheets
adorned with cushions
pillows for a rest
provide softness
as the body lays
in several positions
slumber consumes
previous forms
tossing and turning
with thoughts
swirling around
barely frequent
compared to the comfort
of winding bodies
intertwine effortlessly
creating momentous
exhilarating exhaustion
allowing slumber
eventually overtaking
the events of the day
spreading over
into imaginative dreams

-Jennie Nawrocki

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