prompt 21 hour 21 longing

prompt 21 hour 21

what are you longing for most right now?


y’all know what I want…


the coolness of my pillowcase brushing on my cheek,

the last memory before sleep overtakes me into the daylight

where I dream of words

and poems I wish I had written

when the pen was in my hand with a life of its own

instead of this sleepy thing,

dormant except for the longing for cool pillowcases

and wordless dreams.


maybe a cup of Earl Grey tea

weak enough to warm without threat of keeping me

too much awake

when the time comes to fold up the laptop

and sleep.


© r. l. elke

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