2017 Poetry Marathon, Hour Twelve: Sleep of the Golden Hour

Success! This is my twelfth poem of the day, meaning I have finished the half-marathon. I think a nap is in order…

At last
I am home with you

We are tucked in bed
sheets clean and fresh
pillows cool and soft (not too soft)

Side by side
your head resting on my chest
we are warm

My eyes close
I hear disjointed voices
speaking in gaps

My eyes open
I have been following all along
I think

why is that guy doing that?
And where did he come from?

I’m going to have to start this one over
Drowsy, woozy, and drifting
are not conducive
to understanding complex plot lines

Time to sleep

Tomorrow I get to sleep in
(I hope the cat is paying attention)


I should probably take care of that
Nah… it’ll wait

I do like the cool side…

(5 August 2017)

The original post is at https://thepoetrymarathon.com/blog/kevinjoconner/2017-poetry-marathon-hour-twelve-sleep-of-the-golden-hour/

Don’t forget to check out the other poems!


    • Thanks! It helped that I was very sleepy at the time I wrote it. I woke up almost 90 minutes before my alarm was set to go off, so I was often drifting off for a moment or two here and there between poems.

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