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  • against my chest; a deliberate effort (you can see, the blanket, the mask) but not usual; normally I stay awake; those lungs, after all, so recently just a single cell, a grain of salt, a kidney bean, and then, poor things, we needed help, didn't we, tubes and things, the sweet teenage nurse who mothered us through the humming hours, she was nice, wasn't she, yes she was.
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