Falling Asleep written by Joan McNerney at Spillwords.com 

Falling Asleep

Falling Asleep

written by: Joan McNerney


Curling into a question mark
                eyes shuttered
                         lips pursed
                               hands empty.

Dropping through
long dusty shafts
down into dank cellars.
Leaving behind faded day.

That last cup of sunlight
pouring from fingertips.
Lulled by rattling trains,
                sighs of motors.

Bringing nothing but
memory into night.
Now I will     untie knots
                     tear off wrappings
opening wide bundles of dreams.

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