Prompt 23: Odyssey

Never a night so long,

Lashed here, to Homer’s Galley


And knowing, sleep’s music, so wrong

Would undoubtedly drown me

Wholly, completely, sweetly.


Pillowed Siren, Scylla and Charybdis

I have closed my ears thus far


But I nod and your voice softly whispers

“Come away, come away. Sleep is yours.”


I must not, for a moment, til dawn.

Never a night so long!


Pillowed Siren, Scylla, Charybdis

have won and I am no more.

To the waves of my sheets, I succumb.


Surrender–surrender complete,

Has never felt so sweet.

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