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September 18, 2023

An Altogether Different Slumber

By Eric Robert Nolan

An Altogether Different Slumber

I dream in ones and zeros,
in an ease of dormancy,
within the midnight dim.

Language confounds me at dawn –
I wake with ideology,
convictions trailing my lips, trailing
from my mouth’s corner
like a line of blood on the sheets.

The window’s dialectic light
falls across concepts.
In a non-nocturnal, notion-laden, altogether
different slumber,
all the stinging abstract
words are nightmares.

© Eric Robert Nolan 2017

First published by Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, June 25, 2017

Article © Eric Robert Nolan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-03-13
Image(s) are public domain.
1 Reader Comments
Sheila Mary Porter
12:37:13 PM
Wow, that hit me between the eyes! Very moving and poignant Eric ☮️
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