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The Ceiling Fan Speaks

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.


Ceiling fan


in the dead of night.

Its twisting breath

wipes away

the stale heat and bring forth a moment

of clarity.

The fan

keeps me company

as the world

outside the pallid door

to a small, boxed-in room,

becomes distant

and void.

That fan,

that ceiling fan,

speaks softly

while the world sleeps,

and I’m left alone,

in the darkness.


© 2021 Dean Traylor