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Pillow Creases

The early morning sun shines through the car window
illuminating your sleepy eyes and the pillow creases on your face.
Deep crevices that look like scars
make you appear as though you have an important story to tell.

A life of misery and woe.
Neglect and abuse.
You are no longer just the contented, thirty year old man I know
who rolled out of bed to take his wife to work.
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My name is Theresa, I love to write and read poetry. My favourite poet is Billy Collins. I am mainly inspired to write by everyday happenings or feelings, and I often write with some humour or sarcasm. My travel experiences have also influenced my writing, some of my favourite places to travel have been Cuba, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. I was born in Canada but I am now living and teaching in the Middle East. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions on any of my poems. more…

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