john tiong chunghoo

Veteran Poet - 1,833 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Ode to Sleep


Sleep sometimes when i seek you
you leave me high and dry
a night turning over and over
leaf of listlessness
asunder on sea of tempest
veins of anguish seeping
through like mirages

sleep sometimes i got
overtaken by you
without much prayer
moon or moonless
starry night or starless
i black out in your thick bossom

Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2011
Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011

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