No Cute Pets
hypnagogic love

day bracket         she    
softened me

between sleep
before sleep
and after

listen, listen
nails on tile
her breath
            by my ear

Copyright 2013,  Gail Waldstein

Gail Waldstein, M.D., practiced pediatric pathology for 35 years. Recently, her poetry's been taken by The Comstock Review, I-70, Seven Hills Review and Kaleidoscope. Gail has published a chapbook titled Afterimage (Plan B Press, 2006) and a memoir, Quit this Calling: Firsthand Tales of a Pediatric Pathologist (Ghost Road Press, 2006).

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