6 am winter walk

Legs still stiff with sleepiness, and fingers numb with chill,
Grey white expanse to sidewalk, warm glow to window sills…
Seagulls soar over the hospital, rigid against the sky,
6 AM, winter’s wind invading the skin beneath my sleeves.
And huddled people scurry fast, but look me eye to eye-
I know it’s odd- my raw, drawn face, but today, I needed leave.

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