I Remember Sleep

as if it were a dream
explained to me by someone else,
a chalice described to the dying
whose lips it will never touch.
I walk under and through it,
grasping at tendrils like lifelines.
They evade my every attempt,
wave as I collapse beneath them,
exhausted and broken, but still
wide awake.

A.J. Huffman

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