Before Darkness

promises sleep and dreams are suffocated by Ambien death becomes a play told in three acts my favorite part is the end.

3 – Before Darkness

A lifetime of thoughts happens In the minutes, sometimes hours Before I close my eyes The worlds that never were, But might be – if I write them down The morning after, or even now If I reach for the notebook by the bed The…

Silence Falls

  Silence falls tonight, my eyes unable to see my lovely silver orb of light. I see no heavens, no earth, no beacons of light, shining from millions of miles away in the celestial seas of unknown delights.   So many unknowns I’ve dreamt about,…

Beautiful Sleep

Awake . . .  My eye are open My mind is still sleeping; In a way. I want to go back to sleep; Still I am here… Creating… Not very well . . I’d venture, right now. This is not my time . . ….


Sleek and liquid as melted chocolate it slips through my cells. Enrobed in delicious delirium, I am an unaware time traveller, prisoner to pieces of yesterday hurling into tomorrow.

Ode to a Bed

Mellow hollow, shaped by time, Safe, familiar, soft and warm. Where I sleep, sit and recline, Dawn to noon, to dusk, to dawn I mostly live inside my head, And leave my body on my bed. Prompt: Sleep Form: Ode  


I had a friend who used to say that sleep is for the weak. I guess I’m strong, as it never comes easily to me, even when it should. It’s a guest that’s often easy to avoid and never catches me off guard. Today I…

Time for Bed

Let me sleep beside you. After all the work is done. And the day has come to a close. I think you want my company too. Howling children are now sedate. Our stomach full of good cooking. Worn out from the day. Longing for that…

Poem 24

Sleep… the great escape for the mind, body, soul. I dream of faraway places, people I love, darkness, light, words in my heart. I dream the ultimate dream: to be loved wholly, completely. Sleep one day will be eternal. But now it is fleeting, the…