Issue Seven - March 2004

Mama, Please

By Colleen Smith Armstrong

the waves
crest in my head
spilling out of my ears
as i sleep.
broken light through leaves
flapping pages in the wind

please don't wake me
away from that
and into this sorrow

mama
sometimes
i just can't
anymore

the damage
the danger
of each day

sometimes
i just can't

please
don't wake me

leave me with Neruda
and the wide bright sky

©2004 Colleen Smith

©2007-2017 SHARK REEF :: All works © by their respective Authors :: Like us on Facebook

WordPress Theme by Cloud Islands ::