NICE NIGHT

Light rain
On zinc
Like a myriad
Popping
Popcorn

Cool breeze
In wafts
Like minted
Fresh
Breaths

Sweet thoughts
In slow frame
Like light trance

Take
Me
To
Dreamland
Right now

 

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INBETWEEN WAKEFULNESS

Outside, the day has begun to break
And the remains of last night’s rain
Fall as huge lazy raindrops on the leaves –
It sounds like the gentle protest
Of several tens of popcorn
Being freshly prepared

Inside I cuddle closer under the bedcovers
Sleep eludes me
I dreamt you were here
But no,
My pillow, my only company
Sits on my head

The neighbourhood cockerels
Crow heralding the coming dawn
Of a beautiful morning

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Somnambulism

 

Up the flight of steps flee.
Eyes laden with sleep see
Ghostly shadows of nonexistent nonsense;
You hit the pillows with reckless somnolence!

Forget your study; the lights, the late movie.
This sleep’s sweet, you mutter in somniloquy!
Damn the mosquitoes, the cool breeze assures;
Sleep my sweet, and dream of peaceful pleasures.

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