I Just Want To Sleep

I knew then, I was choosing the wrong path / But I was so young, and all I wanted to do was to laugh / I wanted to believe in love and hap…

in between

out here / on the edge / the dream tugs / wanting its due / visions spiral / caressing thought / waves crash upon the veil / pushing / pu…

Jealousy in the sanctuary of sleep

I had this dream…. I was walking down the dark alley of an alternate reality / It was filled with people in costumes who felt that they ha…

My Life Without Sleep

Sleep is a stranger to me, / Once her familiar touch caressed me daily. / Where has she gone, that I may be left, / Alone. / Cold thick s…

sleep, death and hemlock

It was an ordinary Sunday morning. The highway grass was just stirring. Morpheus had departed on the last boat to heaven and the underworl…

The Deepest Sleep

the deepest sleep is closer now / i don’t know when i don’t know how

A Strong Horse

I tried to find a strong horse / to take all the weight of me / It was not to be / the stables were empty / in the end / Some horses I r…

Hyacinth and Thistle

She lay awake, thinking about nothing and everything; of cotton and chaos, of hyacinth and thistles. Traffic droned outside. Traffic always…

To Dream, Perchance to Sleep (I Doubt It)

He has such a handsome profile / As I watch him from my side / Gently drifting off to sleep / My sweet and loving guy / The TV’s on, I’m ge…

THE EVOLUTION OF A WRITER

breathing in the vowels / and exhaling the words that sleep within, / living in the sound / that is the truth of myself,

If you were my reptile

belly to the underground

When I sit softly, and often on nights like this

It hollowed me out until you could see the stars through my skin. When life is slow, I map the constellations through my spine. There are m…

Quiet

Just as you go to bed. / when the day is worn and old / and all you want to do is sleep; / take me with you / in the travel of your dre…

Question Sleep

All of your life / a figment of night / Is this a dream or a memory / How can you tell / When your under the spell / …

functionalism 1 It all happens while you sleep

it all happen while …

sleeping in blood

bruised again / biting the eye of the maggot apple / wall to wall in corners / sleeping in the taste of bad blood / saving for a tic…

shhh . . . .

shhh . . .

The Kid, The Cat, The Dog

“Sleep will you be my friend now?”

SEQUINTA AND ERAMETIN

We flow in the sap of trees, / light up the celestial grandeur / when a seeker’s gaze looks beyond mortal resignation

my house of wind-chiming reed bones is becoming&#…

I can finally see myself / think. / The sucker-punch to the gut / bickering, / dwindling. / The crumbling walls shudder less— / floorboard…

Why I should sleep alone….

She looked at me, her eyes, watery pools. The knife sank deep. I turned away, hiding my own tears. I prefered her to think me hard and crue…

sssleep

ceiling shadows / telling stories / quiet voices of the room / dripping shy serenity / while surrendering to the gloom / sullied shades fi…

everything and you.

It’s really like a symphony, if you listen close enough. Deep enough. Drunk enough. The moon, and bars and cafes. The desperation, routine,…

Heavy

tiredness shreds the living out me sometimes / and so no capitals for the days of the week / i am a little i / breathing through a congeste…

ECT shock treatment. what i wrote THEN

I have just had my first treatment of ECT – electro-shock therapy. I had it at around 7.30 and it is now 9.

smile me to sleep

the sun, it shines a light on me today / warmer than morning sex / theres dafodile yellow / breaking through those boring grey clouds / th…

I want to sleep.

I want to sleep / with you tonight / but I can’t. / I want to / be with you / tonight / but I can’t. / I want to hear / your laugh …

O Sleep Tonight

O sleep tonight my nameless love / That I might feel thy slumbered dreams / When soft upon my cheek I feel / Thy brush of lips as sweetened…

The Dark And Burried

The dark is where I wait and lay. All around me is dirt and clay.

Poem 3 of The Alchemy Series:The Meaning of Life …

Who are we? Where are we? Why are we here? / Discuss. / I. / Back up; / in full reverse. / If you fall and nothing catches you / but the wi…

The Constant Lover

I sleep every night with the same man. / When I drag my body to the bedroom, / stripping off the dusty clothing of the day, / he’s lying, …

Poem 7 of The Alchemy Series: Don’t look at me, I…

You know those people who make sure to tell you— / the writer of life’s beautiful sewage and its repugnant cherries on top— / “I don’t want…

Wirte me a olve sogn (Arms)

Arms….. / How long are your arms?

#21. sleep interruptus . . .

I wake at 3:00 am . . . too often. / Last night / whimpering mournful shuffling howling dog / came up through my dreams / calling me / d…

Sometimes When I Go To Sleep At Night

Sometimes when my head hits the pillow at night, / I think about the things I did that day. / Did I do too much? / Did I not do enough…

The Other Assassin

The Rockies can’t recall how to walk. / They tried once, / to recall, / and became All / the world. / But the winds hushed their wounds /…

MOONDANCE 6….final phase

last of the moondance.

Falcon: The Story

Because my littlest kitty cat is a cat with such a dramatic start of life, I thought it would be appropriate to make a writing for him, my …

Breath is born here

And here is the nexus of gratitude is.

Craven is the Beast Who Cannot Sleep

he has no idea / none / how ripe my universe is

The Joy of Death, Affirmed Thorough the Tears on …

I died last night, or was it the night before? Time? As if it really matters to the elemental, to that which I become with each death. / Th…

come home

Come home / climb aboard these words / drift on them as you sleep

put me in your dreams

i’ve slain many a dragon of dreams of my own / with no hand to help i have faced them alone

Mr Sandman and Insomnia

I cannot sleep tonite, / My mind wanders round, / Finding hidden corners, / Messing shit about. / The dawn will be upon me, / Sooner than …

INSOMNIA

Longing… arousal… sigh… / thoughts / sensing feelings, trying to understanding emotions, of actions from efforts, of a mind too fille…

T’is The Never Ending Story Of Childhood Dr…

Please play with me for a little while  / And grace me with your impish style    / Mount the radiant horses I keep  / Let us ride together …

Dream Death

Ever died in a dream and then woken up? / That just means an alternate you in a different timeline has died. Dreams about yourself are a gl…

until we meet again

in the sweet breath of morning / your scent will dance on my pillows / waking me from my dreams of you / i will lie between our silk sheets…

Sleep Mask

Don’t open your eyes. / Instead, shun the daylight / and curse the sun’s disclosure / of those cobwebs in the corner and skeletons in the c…

The Dearest Song

Oh angel face, why so forlorn? / Oh tired eyes, I see you yawn! / You will sleep here safe tonight, / It’s time now for your moonlit …

immersed

insomniac

“WHEN WE SLEEP”

When midnight points to the moon / With the voice of wolfs / And when all winds motion bloom

WHERE DEAD MEN SLEEP

Where Dead Men Sleep / And beauties lie / Beneath the dirt / No need to cry / Their bodies dust / Their souls are gone / To a land of love …

Dreams of Love (or the universe)

They lay side by side on an unmade bed. The puffs of white, uncovered doona surrounding the pair like clouds

TIME’S CHILD

In Time’s distant mist / I was born / a supple thought, / a floating / whimsical spectre,

do the birds go to sleep?

do the birds go to sleep… / when it’s 1 AM / and it’s dark as death / quiet as a coffin / and even the crickets don’…

The Dream Chaser

Sleeping cat, / Dreaming of stars…

WINGS OF LIGHT

Wings of light / unfurl, / stretching / from a lifelong sleep

I Think I May Be Drunk

I’m asking her things / I swore I wouldn’t / I’m letting down barrier’s / I knew I never could / I’m enjoyin…

The Beauty of Hope, Impossible to Deny

Between pain and nothingness, I chose pain. / William Faulkner, Oh Jerusalem I Forget Thee: Wild Palms / I came slowly, peacefully into w…

alone

just for a minute / you let go of my hand / to pull the sheet up / as the night became cool / but then i realised / through the mist of t…

Wake Up

You have been sleeping in the darkness too long

I sleep no more

I was asleep / I took a dive, very deep / down on the ocean floor / I found a hole / and behind it / a wall / I go / I sleep no more / The…

We shall sleep in forgiveness

Reach out your hand / and touch the world around you / let it sift through your fingers / like tiny grains of sand / falling gently as tim…

Let the Poet Sleep Tonight. ©

Let the Poet Sleep Tonight. © / By: Hector A. Encinas

TROUBLED

Dream simple dreams / That will inspire / For a lifetime

SLEEP WHILE I DRIVE.

please, baby just say you will / and when your tired / you can sleep while I drive

a definite ache

my instinct is to reach for you

The Willow

Again that scratching, / On my door, / And then again, / And then once more.

SHOCK TREATMENT part 2

A beautiful woman a flawless ocean; the right temperature of day and water, timed by degree. The beach a strip of pure white wire in my min…

So Torn

I’m going to leave. / I can’t stand to hear myself breathe, / when you’re lost- / somewhere in a distant dream. / And I&#…

dreamscapes

in between dimensions… / traveling in unparalleled motions… / through portals unknown, / mystical and surreal zones…

“Fighting The Nightmares”

I fight steroid pumped nightmares / To see the beauty of my dreams

as vibration stills

as vibration stills itself… to silent rocks and water / and slow motion secrets… reveal… what they could not tell you in words / and beg to…

The Dream Lord’s Gift

Betimes Morpheus takes us by the hand / Leads us into the land of times past / Straight to the hours of our discontent / In the shadows of …

the murder of sleep

the future gapes / a jagtoothed maw / there is no fire in this belly

A SPARROW’S TALE

Early this morn,at first light / I heard a sparrow fart

Can’t Sleep

There is a feeling in the air like some sort of change is about to occur.

Tattered Dreams

Tattered dreams, falling as stars / Toward the ocean of his inner world

Undying and Endless love

Endless Love / I slip into your room and kneel beside you / I gently nudge the covers back slightly / I smile as I see your peaceful and a…

Alone, I Sleep…

In the meadow / The willows thrust / To and fro with each / Gentle caress of the wind. / I gaze into the settling evening sky / The color…

Room 3

you are most beautiful / when you sleep— / when the coffee-toned traces of your skin / are truly naked / now the dark smoothness of y…

The Oak and I, we share a secret…

I used to run from the little girl’s laughter / as she swung from the bough of the old Oak tree / the one which I admired so much / …

Waiting

The call comes in, / I hear the words but don’t truly believe the news. / My body goes numb with anticipation.. will it truly happen?…

Awaken Me From an Ancient Sleep

love, passion, alone

About to sleep………………

No feeling we want to creep / into our reality of the way it is / Just hoping for the numbness of sleep

Forevers Sleep

The least of thought once settled soft / Leaves a wake as hushed embrace / Inside the heart the beating stops / Outside a smile is blooming…

See you in dreams

The boat reaches the far shore and she steps off. She turns to wave goodbye and he waves back.

Sex And Love Sleep In Seperate Beds…

(Mature)

rest…

and you in mine

Sleep ©

Sleep © / BY: Hector A. Encinas

Hearts Apart

Exhausted now, she lays her head / Upon the pillow soft and white / To close her eyes, where tears were shed / While whisp’ring soft, “My l…

Insomnia

does this sound familiar?

‘Mantra uttered repeatedly before Restless …

In retrospect I…

Sleep

Sleep / draws me nearer / every day

God Bless and sleep tight, Nan

You were / our rock, / our inspiration, / our shelter / in the rain. / Our port
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