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Feeding at 4 AM

By Barbara Sweeney

As we get older we turn
smaller circles.
A slice of toast and four
ripe berries can fill our breasts
with reasons.

As we get older the world turns
on tinier gears.
Small tugging faces
take over the dark.

Appeared in Yankee Magazine, March 1979