07.12.2015

Sleeper

remember the fall:
          Nineteen eighty-two

before the morning routine

slumped over
slipped
          into frozen noise

the horror show

gray bags
          and grimace

bad posture
          breaking ribs

in slow motion
          the small slip
of words:
          the trouble

set back down
          still/just sleeping

anecdote behind
          glass eyes
          manufactured

laughter too late

slender smile
while     looking     on

Adam Stutz (© 2015)