A.j. Binash

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

Sleep Is A Cheap, Lover - Poem by A.j. Binash

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.


I have it
Too much
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!

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  • Gold Star - 70,270 Points Gajanan Mishra (11/3/2013 6:59:00 PM)

    social endurance, good write, thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, November 4, 2013

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