Insomnia and Hypersomnia
I can’t stay asleep, I can’t stay awake.
The hours are seconds the seconds fade.
A moment too soon arrives without haste.
Where are the comforts of love and love’s names?
Its generously timid arrangements?
What has come between is a mystery
that grows just as when a century fades
I once wrote a poem called, “Goodbye, Don’t stay.
Take your second millennium to fate
I’m done with you twentieth century.
Leave and take with you your ignominy.
I hardly have said it when suddenly
The fifteenth year of the decade has come