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Falling Asleep with Pen in Hand

by Bruce W Niedt

Sleep and inspiration battle
on a level paper playing field:

The mind works, groggily,
pushes the hand to catch

its thoughts, unraveling
as night advances….

Mind snaps back, awake;
eye regards hand’s work

in the moment when sleep
almost won the day –

a single vertical line
stopped in its progress




Posted on 10/14/2001
Copyright © 2021 Bruce W Niedt

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