Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Andrea has been published in the anthology, "Gifts of the Heartland," and in Clevermag.com
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Children running out to play
Shouts of glee and excitement seem to shut the door
and leave me behind. Quiet rushes like a tornado from the swirl of motion at the door,
and curls itself around the hallway, whirling around me, leaving me
in a wordless vacuum as it continues on. All of my power has left out the door
and I sit and stare at the line of sunshine that makes the hardwood floor soft as cotton and yellow as butter. Tranquility melts over me,
a wash of heat
and my cheeks go red as I feel an urgency of love through my body.
Linked softly to you by entwined hands,
it is all I will ever need.
Published December 2006