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Morning GloryThe dust in the yard swirled, dancing eddied patterns on the bare earth. The breezeÕs bite was enough to make even the thickest-coated sheep huddle in the ready-made sheds we had constructed only just in time this year. Galahs perched on the rail on the wall behind the outside of our fireplace, their feathers ruffled and heads pulled low. The dogs had long since fled inside.
A single tendril of green peeked out from below the house.
ÒItÕs time,Ó my father said.
This was an annual ritual - or rather, a biannual one. Bundling ourselves up against the cold even further, we traipsed into the howling gloom beneath the house. Handful by handful we carefully tore up the morning glory.
Very soon a large mound of discarded vine was on the weighted plastic outside. The sweet stench of the sap was heavy in the air, even with the wind. Carefully we wrapped up the weed, sealing it tightly, tying it down, and leaving it in the middle of yard to stew, if the breeze would let it. I
To depression, for creating days without endWake up to the realization that you've been awake
for seconds, minutes, hours.
You've been awake in this warm, dark room
and you don't know how long it's been
but now you're conscious
and it starts again--
the pain, strong and steady, in your chest.
You gain consciousness in this too warm morning
and your thoughts whir in endless loops
because it's either that or face the weight in your chest.
Light breaks though the window, soft and unwelcome
but you take it as a reluctant gift--
a new distraction from the feelings awake in your chest.
Awake, but not conscious.
So you think yourself in circles a little while longer
waiting for those quiet pains
(the constant reminder)
to gain consciousness.
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