Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Dance of Sleep


You see,
I don't know how to clear that murky water
feel the difference between falling
asleep for a night
and falling asleep forever.
I count on your consistent breath
while I sleep like a bird
lightly
catching your dolphin breaths
in my beak.

--from my poem, "You Sleep"

3 comments:

  1. Zzzzzz... . . ..huh?

    Coincidentally, last night I posted a description of what it's like trying to fall asleep. Perhaps part of my difficulty is that I can't feel the difference between falling
    asleep for a night and falling asleep forever. Would such a condition be called 'somniphobia?'

    Or do I just need a red flapper dress to calm my nerves? :)

    Hey, sorry I missed your art show but Thursday was Thanksgiving and I was in Anacortes. Next time!

    Soapy

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. I love the richness of texture in this piece.

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  3. I LOVE this. Gorgeous is the best word.

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