dispersing & reflecting light through poetry

NaPoWriMo Day 27

Day 27 [9:44-9:56 pm]
No prompt tonight that awakens my sleepy brain.

Unprompted

No poetry exists
within my mind tonight.
Prompts blur
as my pillow cradles
my head.
They’re just words
that don’t vibrate,
don’t sparkle or sing;
that flatten themselves
against my forehead,
slide down my eyelids,
and pull heavily on my lashes.
I’m sure if I were to chew them
a while longer,
spit them out on the page
and let them dry
they might make as much sense
as a forgotten dream;
but then they would be in need
of revision and
I don’t have all night.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Daniel Massey

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