Not the Waking World

so when we
sleep the adventure of what we can never recall / take slumber as an icon-download of gentleness / conk out to the whatevers injected from torn arms of their sofa / eschew bed for a snooze in an innate state of grammar checking / take some Z’s to izzard’s charm / double a doze to stupefy brevity / live catnap’s etymology beyond the simple / indulge an unaccountable form of shuteye / transfer nod-off to the drop-off for its existential moment / rouse a kip from its bundle / have a drowse inside Coleridge’s journey / catch a Pythagorean 3 when winking / sleep the Big One in another’s dreams



Mike Ferguson AUTHOR PHOTO

Mike Ferguson is an American permanently resident in the UK. His most recent poetry publication is the found prose poems collection ‘The Lonesomest Sound’ [Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2019]

Cover Photo Credit: Kylie Supski