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Damp and cold, her breath

slips through the door cracked

to push the smell of smoke


through the house while it rains

lightly.  I steal deep breaths,

pretend I’m young again


before I light another.

Though I miss the real storms,

the overbearing trepidation


that escapes its banks to flood

with heroic tales and wonder

when its over, I am now lifted


out of time on her breath,

this gentle rain, hillsides

running green—reborn again.