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Haiku Before Dawn

by Marcus Lane

2.19 am.
Another sleepless night in
Clinging sweaty sheets.

Unnoticed by day,
This metronomic ticking
Is thieving my sleep.

It's no use hiding -
My water glass magnifies
The luminous dial.

Ominous red glow,
Like an army on the ridge,
Retreat into dream.


Posted on 02/28/2010
Copyright © 2021 Marcus Lane

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 03/01/10 at 01:51 AM

These are all really good but I found the third and fourth particularly vivid and graphic. You certainly set the scene as a hostile incursion. Great job!

Posted by Leonard M Hawkes on 04/03/10 at 10:39 PM

This captures a sleepless night well. One of the things I like best about living in the dry American West is no damp "clinging" sheets.

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