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Flattened Mattress

We watched the air mattress rise from the floor, like bread in the oven. Inflating our embrace and supporting our buoyant slumber while creating a sanctuary where it was planted, just for the night. The next morning I felt my spine fall to solid ground and the hiss of a motor emptying air from my dreams, necessary but unaccepted. As we roll up the mattress and stuff them into the worn storage bag, I am deflated.

Flattened Mattress

We watched the air mattress rise from the floor, like bread in the oven. Inflating our embrace and supporting our buoyant slumber while...