Tag Archives: sleep

numbskull

To sleep the sleep of the
anaesthesiac devoid of
dreams, empty as a sea shell
washed up onto the sands of
forgetfulness by the push-me
pull-you tides of reason
not even the memory of a
memory astir in the night
the cyclops inner eye shut
tight and the dialogue
of self shushed to less than
an ant’s whisper, for know
only this: such is the repose
of those the gods truly favor.

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sleep as a higher purpose loan

sleep quickly becomes the
default currency of
new parenthood with
all deals brokered solely
with a view to blissful repose

for immediately the IOUs
of deferred bedtimes begin to
accrue as an alarming fate once
the demands of on-demand feeding
orders the hours of the day

indeed never shall it be made
more apparent that it’s an entirely
bankrupt notion that the
wicked alone should make up
the ranks of the rest deprived

with dark circles permanently
etched under red eyes
the new parent is a futures trader
trading $$$s for Zzzs, in exchange
for his or her own slumbering needs.