General Poetry posted February 1, 2020

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Free verse


by ciliverde

I can't sleep
eyes drifting into darkness
and I still can't sleep
even though the night passes softly
imagined feet padding stepping-stones
across curls of water
the night like black velvet
your quiet snores the sound
a frog makes jumping in still water
again and again
and night birds lift voices into
my almost-dream
my body restless as dry grass
not heavy enough for sleep
and I worry that I'm
not needful enough of oblivion
a kind of letting go
that is just one step shy
of heaven



Just trying a very simple form here, no punctuation (I know this will bug some people :) )
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