MUSED
BellaOnline Literary Review
Out of the Mist by Verne L. Thayer

Table of Contents

Poetry


Alphabet Sleep

Bernadine Lortis

(in double bed, occupied)

Alone, again alone,
beside this snoring lover
calmly buried, bone
deep, within the cover.
Envelope of sleep
for him. And me?
Gallant attempt to treat
hunger for the He
I covet, but when not found,
Jerry-rigged a substitute,
kept trying to rebound.
Like a stepped-down root
makes ever more attempts, tries
nightly for its comeback
only meets more soles at dawn, more lies.
Perfidy of He? No, truth—my lack—
quietly awaiting my own
return of soul, a smidgen of
serenity…instead of waiting to be shown,
tomorrow and tomorrow, love.
Until the peace I search to find
ventures from my core to greet
what it is that I’ve denied,
xactly what should I be willing to repeat?
Young man—you, who only lull me—please,
z-z-z-z-z’s and z-z-z-z-z’s and yet, more z-z-z-z-z’s.




Add Mused Literary Review to Twitter Add Mused Literary Review to Facebook Add Mused Literary Review to MySpace Add Mused Literary Review to Del.icio.us Digg Mused Literary Review Add Mused Literary Review to Yahoo My Web Add Mused Literary Review to Google Bookmarks Add Mused Literary Review to Stumbleupon Add Mused Literary Review to Reddit




What Do You Think?

Your Email Address: (kept private of course)


Your First Name: (pseudonym is fine)


Your Comment:


Are You Human?


What is the sum of 3 + 4?





Reader Feedback:
There is no feedback yet for this piece! Be the first to share your thoughts on it!