Sunday, October 14, 2007

Already Sleeping

I am jealous
Of your beating heart
For you say I have none
And that is why I am awake
Standing at the foot of your bed
And you are already sleeping
Fighting me in your dreams
Your heartbeat keeps me awake
At night
It pounds, gently until the darkness
Shakes with it
And I watch you, jealous
My old feet, cold on your mahogany floor,
Because you sleep at night
Without knowing that I have none
Because I gave it away, for you.

This poem is in Volume 49, Edition 1 of the
University of Puget Sound Crosscurrents Literary Review.
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