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How to Rest
Margo Solod & Carolyn Ogburn

This is what you learned in school: that a body
in motion tends to remain in
motion.

When you are still enough and absolutely quiet
there is still the dull mutter
of blood

moving beneath your skin, the whine
of nerves against glass-dark
bone

and no matter if you close your eyes
you'll never stop your dreaming
long

enough to remember when it stopped
or if it did.