Friday, June 24, 2005

Sleep

I enter willingly
for here the walls are clear
inlets of land
off the coast calling
to sandpipers
digging their beaks
in the sand.

Tides are strange bed fellows.

Curve of the crescent becomes your hip
then your breast.

This is how water moves when there is no glass
no way to contain the body.

The body returns to sand.
I am free
to build my nest
in the places forgotten.

3 comments:

loveandsalt said...

I love this poem. It is so small...and it feels so wide, and broad, and high.

early hours of sky said...

thank you.

iamnasra said...

Sleep
is so simple yet the thoughts are so tangled into each other