I’m taking Writing 101: A Poem a Day through WordPress Blogging U. I’m a little behind, but here are the rest of my assignments for the week. I changed Day 4’s prompt from the unit of time to other kinds of seconds.
I‘m not an insomniac, Doctor. I sleep all
Night–minutes at a time.
Sometimes hours at a time. I wake, check
Out the clock, and go right back to sleep.
Many times I dream. Annoying, familiar dreams.
Nagging, tedious dreams. Posting-on-Facebook dreams.
In the morning, I wake exhausted and
Anxious as my memories of the night escape.
I’ll have another.
(Never the top applicant,
You who hate my liberty
Have stolen my freedom
Leaving distrust in your wake.
Anyone who looks like you is under suspicion.
Even I am presumed guilty
As I negotiate the airport obstacle course.
If my land is so evil, stay away.
Make your country the envy of mine.