this feels something like that (a poem)

One of those evenings where I wake up a couple of hours after having fallen asleep—twice—while watching a movie. This poem incorporates a line inspired by a tumblr post…

because I’ve been wanting to scream about it
shout about it
finally make peace with it

as fireworks go off in the distance
I get some much-needed sleep
and dream about something important

that I will forget as soon as I awake
in the disorientation of realizing
that today’s not over yet

I know how to be alone
but that hasn’t made it any easier
I imagine she knows how that feels

despite saying the exact opposite
in 1967 I took naps in the afternoon
waking up in time for Mike Douglas

(30 July 2016)