dream of sleep/

©2022 Michael Raven

everything pain --
needle hammer taut
piercing pounding rot
my heart acid burns
i feel an animal writhe
deep. in. side.

are you ready to cry?

i have a constant friend
overstaying a welcome
i can't shake shake him loose
drive that knitting needle
into each and every grist
between each and every bone
that
bone man me

i  need to dream of sleep
i need to flutter away
like a butterfly

will you let yourself
love me tonight?

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