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A Poem by Ookpik
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Ah,
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The delirium of sleeplessness -
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That slow drawl, 
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The thick, motionless coil
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That pulls against the hands of the clock.
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It that suspends sand,
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Concave in the hourglass;
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It that drags against the muscles,
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Those fragile cords
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Aligned about the lips and mouth.
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How accustomed I am to this - 
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And how similarly ethereal it feels to die.
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They are cousins, 
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You know - 
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Sleep and her companion death.
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Deprivation of the one
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Becomes the waking-dream mimicry of the other.
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It when time slows and limbs disobey command;
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When your heartbeat fills your ears 
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And life's ephemerality wanes
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Amidst the floaters
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In our eyes.
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I am no friend to this feeling
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But its familiarity to me is tighter than it should be.
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How easy it would have been then,
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To slip so soundlessly into the dark - 
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And how hard it is now
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Not to find his cousin when I need to.
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© 2020 Ookpik


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Ookpik
Ookpik

Vancouver Island, British Columbia , Canada



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