the Pennsylvania sky

flattest steely-blue
smothered beneath scattered clouds
muting any sun
skies stalwart and silent as
the down-trodden men below

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breaking through the coldness

morning diffuses
through thickly frosted windows
your lips soft with sleep

the median

the sun
dusts the horizon
pink, gold, lavender

a single star
lingers uncertain
whether to stay

the moon
slips
below the horizon

taillights stay
firmly on the right side
of the road

I sleep
in the middle
of our queen sized bed