A.j. Binash

Rookie - 44 Points (04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

Sleep Is A Cheap, Lover


I will not indulge
The complications.

That expose solitude
As a place
Where I lay my head.

Woe. Right?

This Western comfort
Has made me afraid
To own a gun.

I know
I’ll load the chamber
With imaginary bullets.

Using my splattered brains
As a representation
Of lucid thought.

Sleep,
Sleep,
Sleep,

I have it
Too much
Or
Too little.

And all the strangers smile
In the afternoon.

I practice my social endurance
By treating my head nods
Like a bow.

Just one more glance
One more hello

I will have enough practice
For goodbye.

Goodbye to sleep!
Hello to living!

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 04, 2013
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