in prayer i dream i sleep

in prayer i dream i sleep

2000 1125 Diana Meakem

in sleep, i dream i wake—
my set jaw loosens,
shoulders sigh.

i feel myself broken
as dried bones,
smooth as a
river stone
the water
of the world
over around
through me

in sleep, in prayer
i feel it and am not



Diana Meakem

My work has been published online at,, and’s all stuff you could read on my resume, though. I love traveling, music, and working with children. My favorite color is blue, and I would always, always choose the sea. If I could, I would spend all day outside staring at the sky with a cup of coffee and a novel at arm’s length. I might even let you come with me.

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