Fathom Mag


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March 28, 2022
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Lulled by the hum of the dishwasher,
The baby dozes in my arms
While my husband joins him from the comfort of his favorite chair.
Our big kid mutters to himself over Legos
And the cat stretches her fur in the last of the sunlight
Coming through the open window.
The breeze raises a few curls from the back of my neck
And I feel the day uncoiling
Slowly, thread by thread.
Soon there will be dishes and dinner, baths and bedtime,
But for a minute it can keep,
For a minute I can listen to this quiet song.

Karly Noelle Abreu White
Karly Noelle Abreu White is a Californian writer, editor, mom, wife, cat caretaker, and Biola University alumna whose work has been featured in a range of publications such as The Unmooring , Writers Resist, and The Belladonna.  
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Cover image by Krishh.

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