Poetry Archives Bio
November 11, 2003
8:09 PM
i cannot sleep...

i cannot sleep

i start

step
stop
shuffle
saunter

kitchen

pour a glass
full
ice cold water
drink half

pour down the drain

shuffle
stop
begin again

four hundred year old
warmth in corners
i need devices
to keep the heat

strip
cover
fantasize
lonely

to replicas
with love
to time
light
warmth

retreat

no static through the age
too old a thought
right from above

stop
step
and open

pour in a crystal night
imbibed in mental class

no
no occasion for the white
knock its side with the door
sound
signal
pour half a glass

drink all this time
deceive your mouth
kiss for yourself
caress for warmth

dark
dearest
deep

at politics
but
forgot to cry
at hollywood
but
forgot to weep

no
best retreat
step
shuffle
stop

repeat
regret

stop
shuffle
still

drop into perjury
and then

i cannot sleep

i stop
i spill

i start

step
stop
shuffle
saunter...