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Between Sleep and Awake

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Between Sleep and Awake

The hazy morning dew of spring
Glitters as a Sheppard’s son
Envelops a gentle fawn
On equally wobbly knees.

Clear blue summer afternoons
Shine as a man
Wrestles the mighty lion
On legs of iron.

Foggy chill-winter nights
Freeze as a grey-haired man
Nods to a inky crow
On sticks of wood.

Between hypnagogic trances
And vivid hallucinations
The flats, sharps, and rests 
Of tones reflect off
A Queen Alexandria’s wings
As the Monarch soars by
At seventeen miles per hour.

Taking place in dreams and time.
Insomnia begins to blend 
Real and fantasy 
Today and tomorrow
Then and now
Who and how

Misty harbors of psyche 
Attain carnal knowledge
On the grassy knoll of
Psilocybin. Exploding
Inside a weary head
With finger paints
On a black canvas. 
Fickle now the transcendence
Of the color spectrum
As it aligns to those
Who die and are dying

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