Lazy Afternoon

…We lay there in silence, my eyeglasses

poking your ear, your arm extended

under my neck, growing numb.

Together our bodies made

a warm lump mounding the mattress,

creating small fires of exhaustion

in which we burned soundlessly…

–excerpt from “Lazy Afternoon” from Jumping Off the Train by Donna Pucciani (Blue Forge Press 2007). First published in Willow Review.

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