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Below is the poem entitled Sleep which was written by poet Michael F Lewis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It is often too potent an image
But as often still I want to kill it
And satisfy and make it fat with heat
And sweat and let it sleep,
Let it sleep, then die
The drink it fills with red 
Drops low and loose the hidden
And slides into a single dream
The air thickens with submissions 
In irresistible stale breath
And rotted grapes picked 
And with chocolate, dark
On lips with visions of here and
Now sleep, then die until sunrise.

MFL 8/26/2009

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  1. Date: 9/27/2012 5:02:00 AM
    Welcome to the soup Michael! I truly love the imagery in your poems and this one is vivid. So glad to have you here.