quiet please quiet

Quiet, please, quiet.

Let me sleep.

Let me pull this darkness (this darkness that is still natural in many places of this world) over my face like a black hood wrung in cool water.

Let me be blind inside it.

Let me sleep as deeply as sleepers in the dark regions.

Let me sleep, fists curled like a skinned animal who dreams of the moldy earth, of thick plush fur.

A dream that closes on waking like a heavy door heaved against a beast who wants to tear my bones away from themselves with its jeweled claws.

(Odalisque dreaming recorded here)

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About The Odalisque

I am the odalisque who lives in an oblelisk. I converse with birds.

3 responses to “quiet please quiet”

  1. chardavidson says :

    Wow, this is beautiful. I love the simple structure of the stanzas, and the empowering topic. Would you maybe check out some of my poems? I need an expert eye.

converse. carrier pigeon post.

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