Waiting For Sleep by Michael H. Brownstein

I have done everything you ask of me
and more
then:

summer’s heat dissipates into swamp grass
two by fours and two by sixes line the yard
concrete board and liquid:

once the floor drained itself of water
a pipe splintered
plywood began eating the glue that made it strong

but still
I remained
until only the window frames bent into sleep

michael-h-brownstein
Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. He has nine poetry chapbooks including Poems from the Body Bag (Ommation Press, 1988), Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012), The Possibility of Sky and Hell: From My Suicide Book (White Knuckle Press, 2013).
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