…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.