A QUESTION OF SLEEP

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A QUESTION OF SLEEP


A QUESTION OF SLEEP

Too hot to sleep,
lying in bed late night creak
of the stairs;
as if someone was
walking there.

Somewhere far off a coyote
howls at the full moon,
which shadows
the room in its
reflected adobe glow.

The smell of mesquite
drifting through the air;
three o’clock too much
Cuervo Gold.
Or was it that
girl’s memory
burning in my brain;
the shake of
her hips keeping the beat with those
castanets?

In this vast emptiness
that brims with light,
if we were ships we would
surely sink
in the heat of the night.

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Teardrops commented on A QUESTION OF SLEEP

04-01-2010

Great write and yes i live in this all summer long Good to see you writing again great poem sir poet Marie

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

79VETTE’s Poems (41)

Title Comments
Title Comments
UNOPENED BOOKS 2
THE EDGE 0
LOVE 1
SILENCE OF SNOW 0
MEMORIES OF A BLUE BUNGALOW 0
A TENEMENT ON JONES STREET 1
RED SKY’S IN THE MORNING 3
BLACK KNIGHT 1
SAINT ELMO’S FIRE 3
SUNDAY MORNING GUILT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND 1
NO MATTER AT $4.95 1
THE BOX 1
THE WHEEL TURNS 1
UP THE BLUE STAIRS 1
THE KISS 1
A QUESTION OF SLEEP 1
EARLY MORNING COFFEE 1
Crimson Leaf 1
A QUESTION OF YESTERDAY 4
3 A. M. 2
LOUIS 4
THE RIVER 6
FOUR POEM ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS 1
COACH 10 SEAT 12 2
In The Name of the Father 2
ECHOES OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT 1
MYSTIC DREAM 1
EARTHS BREATH 3
THE FERRYMAN 3
Winter Tide 3
SCARLET RIBBON 3
THE CROW 5
THE HOUSE & AUNT MILDRED 5
WINTER OF 33 2
Rain in a Tin Cup 4
PARRISH:CONFE
SSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
2
Crystal of Time 0
Invisible People 1
HOW I LONG 1
THE BOXWOOD TREE 2
THE EMPTY ROOM 3