May 23, 2008

white noise

i listen to the whitenoise
it purrs through the night

not because i can't sleep

but
because you can't

or couldn't

a red light flickered above my bed
the smoke detector
watching with its red eye

i thought, for a moment,
it was
out of the corner of my eye
a firefly

trapped in the jar
of my room

fluttering above
my
half
empty
double
bed

i'm discomforted
by my comforter


i'm missing you

1 comment:

John Henry said...

yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

thank you for the inspiration