Thursday 15 April 2021


by Heather Nanni

Tired she wakes
with great effort

to commit to
this day, this

living. Her children
still asleep, dreaming

lively dreams urging
their small, careless

bodies towards the
daylight. She prefers

moonlight. The silver
orbed body cooing

assurances in the
darkness, cradling the

world weary, who
long to drift

along oblivion’s cool
black sea, weightless

dispersed amongst stars
expanding into the

infinite space of
permanence and memory.

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Heather Nanni,,
is a writer and college professor who resides in New England with her husband and two children. She is the author of The Cat In The Wall and Other Dark and Twisted Tales of Women in Strange Situations and her creative and academic works have been published in Her View from Home, LD Access/AECOM Manual for Literacy PractitionersHaunted Waters Press: Splash and on numerous commercial websites. Heather holds a bachelor's degree in English from Fordham University and a master's degree from the Applied Educational Psychology: Reading Specialist program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

1 comment:

  1. Heather, this is beautiful! And, I relate so much to the love of the night, moon, and stars. Thank you!