Friday, February 12, 2010

Verse: Where did the night go?

Where did
the night go?

one moment, it was there
by the window

talking too loud and
drinking in the soft moonlight

the next
gone without goodbye

I made inquiries but
no one has seen it all morning

maybe it lurched off
to the Ardmore for breakfast

crawled into
a ditch somewhere

crashed on someone's couch
to it sleep off

or was swept up
by the pizza vendors closing shop

I don't know
but I suspect

it is crouched
under my bed

waiting only for me
to turn out the light

to close my eyes
before it strikes.

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