I hope the "sleep" function is working

You have fallen asleep with the radio on.


Electromagnetic waves push inanities

into air that should at this time be only for breathing.


I lie and wait for the dull click

that will bring silence billowing down

onto your slumber and my wakefulness


knowing that the same sound, too soon

will tear me from the sleep

I should have accepted I needed

much earlier.


◄ Make-Up Wake-Up

Not one for the guys ►


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Becky Who

Wed 12th Sep 2018 20:59

Not at all Big Sal! I'm pretty good at the "snooze" button too, at the other end of the night.

Big Sal

Wed 12th Sep 2018 19:01

I prefer the "Snooze" button Becky. Does that make me a bad person??

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Darren J Beaney

Wed 12th Sep 2018 10:56

Very clever Becky...

Nice one!



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Tue 11th Sep 2018 21:57

I think this is a clever play on a simple theme with a twist that makes it well worth considering Becky. The kind of separation that can exist with couples always interests me, as it challenges romantic ideals in poetry, which are always plentiful.


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