SLEEP, published in 1982 in MTSU’s arts magazine Collage.



descending the half-lighted

cool marble stair

the grey smoothness cradling

my un-souled foot with

old, steady solidarity


submerging down and down


past the paneless window with

green and grey images not wanted


into the unlit innerness, close

enough to feel breath-to-breath


wide, closed,

the eyes (opened, shut)

see the same