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To Begin
When I wake up, 
sugar and cream dreams
pull me back, heavy.
On my eyes, sunshine--
closed and dark and 
numb like my feet.
A clatter--scrambled
or fried?
Sunny side up in a black, 
hunk of metal, 
warming joints,
rusted and stretched
cracking, spilling, steaming
s t r e t c h i n g 
another one to heal
the scratches, and a tiny voice 
only inside your head,
that's a smooth chocolate and mango
gentle voice suspended in the air 
like whipped cream.
Sour cream smell, like almost spoiled milk
is in my mouth
as I manage to mumble 
an incomplete "Good Morning."
Ana Vazquez
Published in Issue 34