Day Fifty-Two – “The Nightgown” (In For A Penny / Dreamers)

Once before, she dreamed you had wings twice as long as your arms, one of them crooked when you landed in her back garden with a crash and the splintering of apple tree branches. She rushed outside, barefoot in the dew-soaked grass, and patched you up with a strip torn from the bottom of her nightgown. This time you hover at the end of her hospital bed, counting down the computerised beeps of her heart monitor and clutching a new white robe to replace her old one. In the morning, the nurses make up her bed for a new patient.

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