Lying beneath blankets

breath bouncing back at me

the cadence of the ocean


along with the patterned



of the dog at the foot of the bed

seeking warmth from my feet

and I from her body


Darkness sits

light is lurking

morning stirring

I am almost awake

eyes closed

chasing sleep through

lucid dreams


Home is this doona

pulled up past my nose

my warm breath



a drawing of strength

for whatever comes next