Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sleep, Summer, Sleep


As I drove to the grocery store today three words rolled around inside my head: Sleep, Summer, sleep

I grabbed my pack of post-its and pen at a red light and jotted them down. Navigating through the kitty litter and deodorant, a poem began to coagulate.

Goodbye, Summer. I will miss you so. May I present a small token of my deep and unbridled love for you...

My poem.

SLEEP, SUMMER, SLEEP


Sleep, Summer, sleep
You have earned slumber
Bringing back the withered
Pushing nighttime
Warming souls

Sleep, Summer, sleep
Rest and restore
We need you...
when we need you
But you know that

Sleep, Summer, sleep
Dream of delicious smoke
and sand
and sweating drinks, people...
everything

Sleep, Summer, sleep