“sleepy water”

Written for:  The Twiglets #188 – “sleepy water”



d  r  i  p

     d  r  o  p

the lake lay heavy
like murky mud, sans moonlight
still, sleepy

jump in
that empty aqua pool
wake it up!

A young man who once lived in Madrid
made a living–no one knew what he did.
They say he was lazy
just complacent, said he
fool fell asleep in pool. He was found dead.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to “sleepy water”

  1. Misky says:

    (snort of laughter). Gosh your limericks are clever.


  2. poetrybydebi says:



    d r i p

    d r o p… now that is sleepy


  3. Jules says:

    I so much enjoy your variety! Yes wake up sleepy water by jumping in it! Fun
    And of course … the poor gent from Madrid!


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