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Poem - Sleep Mimics

The poem “Sleep Mimics” was inspired by considerations about finding peace away from the waking world.

Sleep Mimics

Sleep mimics a longer drowse
the rest to end the constant frown
held behind the smiling mask
pretending ease with wakefulness

to lay down forever more
beyond the span of slumber's reign
where disturbing dreams may intrude
upon the peace of drowsed interlude

the balm that's sought is much more
stretching to the distant shore
across the river Charon roams
asking only for his coin

payment given for a long repose
at last the mask is disposed
hidden truth revealed to the pack
by the sleep meant to last.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200127.
Tags: depressed, poem

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