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Fingertips burning
you wake suspended
the tiled floor swaying
below . . .

what’s up is down,
what’s in is out,
what’s near is far.
Perspective lost,

you watch it all shift—
swirling, dizzy, as
saunters carelessly
across the ceiling

Look, it isn’t far.
relax, breathe deeply,
have faith—
this rearrangement
is necessary,
deliberate and
predetermined for
us all.

Shake it off, then act
with purpose, and not
from fear.
is relative to
where we find ourselves.

Heather Shaff

Heather Shaff is a cyclist, writer, and mom based in Boston. She's fascinated by all things growth, motivation, and learning... and will drop everything for chocolate ice cream.

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