Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Grammar of Sleep

you are a woman
who falls asleep inside parentheses
          whispers your secrets to the quilts
          and whoever is sitting in
          the dark corners of your ceiling.

you are a woman
who dreams in commas
and semi-colons,
          in fits and starts,
          choked by reality when you wake 
          to stare at the wall.

you are a woman
who sleeps like an apostrophe
          around pillows because
          hearts are not to be possessed
          no matter how hard you
          try to find a lullaby.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I dream I write something. I often dream I write something, but sometimes I remember it. I mean I remember the action of writing, maybe the punctuation, but not the words.