Jake Deeds

(5/11/1965 / Arkansas)



The night comes surely...
And wickedly so as the clock
The silence stalks me with eyes
wide open
In a dark room...
Fearing not what may be there...
But what is not....<><

Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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  • Anthony Burge (4/7/2013 2:32:00 AM)

    We of the 'Unsleep' dare not watch the clock but breathe in synch with the third beat of the second hand as it sweeps the face of time.
    I often find myself awake with eyes wide shut.
    Nice rhythm Jake (Report) Reply

  • Iris Blue (11/23/2012 2:56:00 AM)

    There's a wonderful rhythm to this poem which echoes the ticking clock and creates a strong sense of loneliness. Masterful in its brevity and brimful of emptiness... (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (1/9/2012 2:39:00 AM)

    Nice comparison of ticking sound of a clock, dreadful night surrounded by silence.witty lines :) (Report) Reply

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