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Feb 2015
Shivering under a blanket of stars
a family that has
lost everything
searches
for hope

Shivering under a blanket of stars
a distressed man roams
familiar streets. Tie loosened,
and head spinning,
an angry wife
waiting
at home

Shivering under a blanket of stars
a young couple lingers at the end
of a driveway past curfew
fingers are entwined,
and hearts
beginning
to race

Shivering under a blanket of stars
a forgotten man takes his last
breath of air, his mind
too empty
to
carry on

Shivering under a blanket of stars
I lay with my father counting stars,
our laughter running
away from us as it
bounces
off the trees
Copyright 2-25-2015 Elizabeth Lawrence ©
Elizabeth Lawrence
Written by
Elizabeth Lawrence  Massachusetts
(Massachusetts)   
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