close too close

close too close I’m lying here in bed waiting

for not much at all… just a good

moment to grab my book and start

writing and escape for

the relentless to relent just a

break.. and then the new day

with the stiff neck still sitting

stiff on top of my shoulders

for the poetry waiting for that

strange structure which allows

the words to escape their cages

for a while.. that would be



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