Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gubbio

Close your eyes, sleep.
Inside here, it still is dark.
It is safe — maybe not comfortable, but safe.
Take advantage of the shelter.
Rest.

No, that isn't Breadman. He'll come.
But breakfast is far off,
Now … you must sleep.
Like a child.

Listen to The Snorer.
His uneven gasps punctuating
the damp, early-morning air
(Giggle.)
I like your gibble; it gives me hope.
Now … listen to his snores, the off-and-on rhythm.
Up and down.
Let it rock you to sleep.
(Giggle.)

Please. Rest now.
The sun will push you away,
at least until tonight.
But you have hours left here.
Close your eyes.
Sleep.