"Qu’ils mangent de la brioche"

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In my Tempur-Pedic knock-off bed

400 count soft as down baby blue sheets

warm comforter made from geese I’ll never personally know

snuggled with my shedding wolf-dog

room darkened with richly colored curtains

I rest.

Floating on dreams of alternate identities.

And yet

Knowing that millions of children

sleep with their eyes open

in case of predators of a thousand kinds.

Do I really rest?

Or am I actually treading water on a sea of denial?

Are the dreams I can’t remember ones of being hunted and sold

Coerced and perpetually anxious?

* “Then let them eat brioche” a quote probably mistakenly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette.

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Submission for One Single Impression prompt: floating. Thanks for the prompt to Loch Rob of A Small Look Inside.

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