May 3, 2010

Living for Sleep

by Maxwell Baumbach

Her eyes pry open
too early for her taste

at 9:41 AM
regret was pronounced alive

the man who lies beside her
she thinks she knows his name
is without motion
in a place outside reality

she wishes to be where he is

in sleep there are no mistakes

even nightmares
last only a short while

life is not the same

she can not wake from this terror

love was never her friend
but she thinks she knows what it is

one night stands
are where she searches for worth
going from man to man

this is not the way to find value
she thinks she knows that

days used to pass
that she wished would never end

now sleep is all she lives for


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