Saturday, May 26, 2012

the night air

there are nights
like this
that are so

so intensely ripe

that i wonder
at the purpose of sleep

i wonder
at how i could
live with myself

that i missed so much


R. Burnett Baker said...

Wondering about the "purpose of sleep" is a worthy wonder. There are rare nights when, knowing I don't have to work the next day, I sit subdued, in subdued light, and simply listen to the darkness. There is, I suspect, so much to gather from that experience, yet my eyes become heavy and sleep I must.


steven said...

this was written by a person who rarely sleeps through the night!! i love the difference though in experiencing "i should go to sleep because" as compared with "i'd like to go to sleep now". steven