overheard in hell (20220406)

the drinking water here tastes flat
like someone has removed the caps
on the perrier and left them out
to lose their carbonation
like tiny souls escaping
tiny watery graves

every night
just before you fall asleep
water gurgles through a pipe
in the wall and jerks you awake
just enough so you're sure if you close
your eyes
this time
sleep will come