you can hear it if you are quiet
but you have to shut your mouth
at least for a few minutes
until it has time to
time to stir
to take in a breath
after centuries of sleep
beneath fathoms of ocean
deep enough to crush you
like an empty forty
its voice is like long acrylic nails
skipping down a blackboard
on the first day of school
it’s saying your name
a whisper if that’s possible
you keep talking so that
you don’t have to hear it
but you’ll sleep
and then you’ll
9 thoughts on “ancient awakes (20160908)”
Oh! This sent shivers down my spine. 🙂
Love this! It reads like prophecy, stream of consciousness, implying messages both personal and public. Such a mystical, chill-inducing collection of words… 🙂
Thank you. I was in that kind of space when I wrote it.
Everything catches up to you when you sleep. It’s said that sleep is death’s cousin. Superb!
It does. You might be able to avoid it while you’re awake, but it’ll get you in the end.
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