Tuesday, July 7, 2009


sleep is a boy 

who has been missing

from his place

who is nowhere to be found

not even under the desk

not near the clay computer

not outside the room

not where the barrels sound

with rainwater dripping in them

not near the outside trees

or the hunt house

sleep has escaped 

leaving his satchel


its crummy

because it would be recess time

and he is not as far as the ground stretches

the podium

the stage 

the assembly line

sleep has probably gone home.