My child

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A heartbeat, broken

A letter, unsent

 

She suffocates in sunshine.

And rejoices in rain.

 

The world does not spin

For a time

Until she realizes

 

She can still hear the rhythm

Remember the warmth

Eyelids closed.

One soft puff

 

…and…

 

Gone.

 

The tiny fingers uncurl,

Small mouth falls open,

Angel, sleeping sweetly.

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