dub insomnia

by Amber

Night thoughts chase   the dawn

As day breaking dreams are born

In the madness of midnight suns

Makeshift cock calls riddle his eardrums

And he presses the snooze button on the alarm clock

Although he hasn’t slept yet

Dressed yet?

He still wears the slacks with the syrup stains

And the crumpled lunch receipt in the back pocket

Can’t remember what he had

But he knows it was awful

Stomach grumbles

As he reaches for another packet of ramen

“Shit, I shoulda never left

Sun rays for snowy landscapes

Coal pots for coffee cups…

And Mama.”

Night thoughts chase   the dawn

As day breaking dreams are born

In the madness of midnight suns

The sky’s sparkling black pupils scorn his footsteps

“How dare you disturb this world’s slumber.”

But down under, he’s just another number

On another block, in a far away city

And even he haffu eat

So he stumbles on to the street

Sneakers saddening pavement as baby sleeps

Sweating for dimes

Fingers slipping through time

Souls caked in mud

Does hope die with the settling son?

Night thoughts chase the dawn

Day breaking dreams are born

In the madness

of

midnight

suns

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lamehousewife
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 15:58:24

    I find “Nights thoughts chase the dawn” explains the insomnia that can haunt and pull any one of us almost frenetically to the morning. It is a very powerful line, much how I feel sometimes. As I worked through the poem, it gave me pause. Is he really stuck awake, or is he caught in a nightmare? I have posted a couple more poems in my blog if you’re interested. I love the work that you all are doing. It is beautiful.

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  2. writinginatree
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 00:12:12

    Yo Amber this is sick! Images so sharp and clear, love how this tells a story too. Keep it up

    Reply

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