Bread and Butter Insomnia

April 5, 2008

Another sleepless night. Another slice
of jam and bread and butter. At one
I make myself a cup of
dandelion water. Sip it as the seconds

slither into hours.

I used to eat apples before going to bed –
then my therapist said
they would keep me awake with their acid.
The bread –

is hardly a salve,

hardly a nytol, or blow to the head,
or chloroformed hanky.
None of things I might need to survive.
And I don’t even have any apples.

Not any more.
I don’t even buy them,


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