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they call morning the worst part of the day. they are the ones who stagger from bed, huddle over flasks of strong dark coffee and shiver in the cool morning air. they are the ones i used to envy, knowing that they complained about the early hour after a full night of sleep while i tossed and turned,… Continue reading ascent (150)

Symbols

Rain. A reminder of quiet and shyness, halting things off. Faltering confidence, a precursor of what was to come. A promise - or a threat. Underlying suggestion of what might happen next. Coat. Checked, lined inside. Threads loose and frayed around the wrist; elbows starting to (very slightly) wear thin. It hangs dejected over the… Continue reading Symbols