i can’t sleep

i am not on bed.
my eyes are open.
mind processing you,
how you look, how you look.

i can’t sleep
though the stars are out.
the night moves slowly
and i can’t dream a dream.

i sigh, i sigh.
the river is wild
but my soul is gentle.
to act is to believe.

i can’t sleep.
the avenue is busy.
fire is in your mouth.
too many words fill my thoughts.

 

2016

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About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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4 Responses to i can’t sleep

  1. I felt those words! Nicely done!

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