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Open the Day by Christopher Jacques Hoover
published in Volume 1, Issue 3 on May 17, 1994

Open the day
With the slightest of breath
That rises to point and pirouettes into the coming light
It crystallizes in the bedroom's cold first air
Takes form to seize life from the jaws of dawn
 
To your side, she has not awakened
And continues to dream
Of a river, strong and slumbering
Of warm coffee
And a daughter
And a future
And of music without ending
 
And opens unfocused eyes at last
To a drowsy, lopsided smile
And "good morning"

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