Charm Against Insomnia

Monday, January 16, 2012

Little mouse, little
gray hunger
that nibbles
the night to a bony
little possibility
of impossible things,
glimmer of nothing
like hope,
little shadow
that dreams,
small genius of bad teeth
and ice,
angel of wire,
of colic, of palsy-
thin kittens,
contain like a penny,
an aspirin,
your acids and bitters;
cart off on your coattails
your vulture-rich
contrails, your spidery
roses or doses
of splinters,
bugger and sod off,
blister and suffer,
wither, fester, lackluster,
besnuff, beshrivel,
becroak, benight,
belabor, bellbind, be gone!

Sunday, January 1, 2012