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She Runs in Her Dreams

Martin Pedersen

She wakes up all sweaty

Her leg muscles hard

Her first steps shaky

She runs in her dreams.


Crossing whole continents

Over mountains and farms

Toward a white line vanishing

She runs in her dreams.


North South East West

She moves always alone

Always tired, out of breath

She runs in her dreams.


She’ll start with a cane

Then lean on a walker

A motor-chair for the lame

She runs in her dreams.

 E. Martin Pedersen, originally from San Francisco, has lived for 40 years in eastern Sicily where he teaches English at the local university. His poetry has appeared most recently in Ginosko Literary Journal, Abstract Magazine, Neologism Poetry Journal, Poesis, Thirteen Myna Birds. Martin is an alum of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. His collection of haikuBitter Pills, has just come out.

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