Tagged: sleep

it’s two a.m., and

it’s two a.m., and
i cannot find sleep in a
last round of hide-and-

go-seek. playing in the dark
encourages avoidance
.
20220630:0225
y

at the edge of sleep,

at the edge of sleep,
i am waiting for one of
your memories to

pull me down deeper, or is it
one of my memories, dead weight
.
20220630:0143
y

at four fifty-six

at four fifty-six
a.m., the sparrow starts its
daily chirps, calling

us away from sleep, we are all
the planet’s uninvited guests
.
20220614:2042
y

quarter keeping score,

quarter keeping score,
the neighbor and i wake each
other up in the

night, toilet flushing, floorboards
creaking, a simmering silence
.
20220327:0410
y

this morning’s elbows

this morning’s elbows
wake up sour, waiting for me
to give them a new

placement in the randomized
assignments of limbs on bed
.
20210811:0525
y

some memories are

some memories are
still magnetic, pulling you
away from sleep – in

the middle of the night, new
reflections obscure the message
.
20210606:1038
y

i am not sleepy

i am not sleepy
because i accidentally
fell asleep between

episode three and episode
three explained – i’m exhausted
.
20210123:0031
y

in the middle of

in the middle of
the night, the air purifier
rages, its motor

working double time to catch
insomniac particles
.
20201123:0201
y

the american

the american
dream
is just that –
there will be a
familiar and always
faceless character
doggedly
daring you to wake
up. set your own
alarm, stop sleeping,
wake up, wake up
.
20200423:0752
y

this morning, the right

this morning, the right
elbow cancelled our date, asked
the fingers and arm

to pull the cover over its
skull, wished the rest of us well
.
20200201:0735
y