Restless Night’s Sleep

Tossing and turning
doesn’t bring sleep
or straighten the bed sheets
or warm the room
or quiet the thunder
or still the mind
or rewrite the to-do list
or unsend the letter
or unsay the word
or win back the loss.

A crack of lightning
doesn’t release darkness
from its crumpled covers,
its cold, deep sleep,
that dreams of dawn.

credit: still image from video by Basil Soufi

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