Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft (Posted by Frank) – The topic today is sleep.
“Sleep can suggest many things: rest, dreams, nightmares, or even death. Some people view sleep as a waste of time. Some view it as a source of inspiration. Even when we are awake, some claim that we are “asleep” and need to “wake up”. Some think there’s nothing but sleep and dreaming.”
If my dreams were dreamy
I’d look forward to sleep,
no mid-night screaming.
Often I wake with clenched jaw,
a headache ensues, and I’m glad
if I’ve forgotten what I saw.
Sleep should be restful–
spring breezes and summer beaus–
not emotions to wrestle
with or loss of way,
frantic to get somewhere?
Why can’t daydreams stay