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Dream Less Nights

Sealed in white cotton
Bathed in SSRIs
My nights have forgotten dream.
Notebooks stand at the ready each morning,
Uselessly covered in dust.
Once I filled them remorselessly
With remains of the strange woman,
The snake-haired temptress,
The ashen guardians walking in shadows.
Now, I know only that memories
Fail me each dawn.	
Each day, each night 
I wait, anticipating irruption.
Each morning I wake to just routine, 
just chores, just the next piece of reason.
Will the night play dead until I die?
Will the guests of my buried soul
Escape their early grave?
Am I condemned to an artless list?
No. No. And no again.
This blank page
Demands writing.
A rite of sacrifice must begin -
So from  this death
Dream spring again.

Copyright © Jeff Rich | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 2/5/2016 3:40:00 PM

    JEFF, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. Always with LUV ** LINDA
  1. Date: 3/15/2011 1:11:00 AM

    Thanks for you appreciation of my poem
  1. Date: 3/14/2011 12:52:00 AM

    interesting this provoking poem, enjoyed. Harry
  1. Date: 3/13/2011 5:53:00 AM

    I enjoyed your thoughtful expressions on the Dream less Nights