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in sleep

 

 

The rain snaps

on the window pane

like sticks.

 

Sleeping

a young man’s sleep -

he’s gone

head back

neck curved

a swan.

 

Breathe even

breathe deep

dream on

dream sweet.

I don’t sleep

 

lie thinking

I’ll not pass

this way

again as

dawn breaks

with rain.

 

Next night

alone

I fe...

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As you sleep

 

I woke in the middle of the night

Slurred with illness cold tickling

My throat; my nose red raw. I saw

your body eloquent as a choir

corpse-still your bones were breathing

singing, the chorus chant sighing through you

orchestra woman. My favourite part:

the string section, its high toned rend

tore my heart in two.

 

A broken up shadow your body

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