She had worked five days that week,
not to mention all that needed tending to
in regard to house and children.
But now, save the soft leak
of birdsong through windows,
the house was quiet and still.
She felt a laziness
in body and mind,
and allowed it.
She found herself on the bed,
giving the woven blanket purpose
as it held her, giving her warmth.
There was no concern for
how long this moment would last,
nor for how much rest might be gained.
There was only