Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Poem by Margaret Atwood -

from Variation on the Word Sleep


I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.


Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)



"Variation on the Word Sleep" from Selected Poems II: 1976-1986 by Margaret Atwood, published by Houghton Mifflin. Copyright © 1987. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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