Monday, January 4, 2016

an emotional charge

sleep and the psyche

sleep is my canary 
in the coal mine of my psyche,

I drop below the surface
and, after a time, can emerge back into consciousness
gasping in doubt and darkness,

or I can’t seem to close the gate and drop below,
with a nameless fear of what I will find just below,

my psyche emotionally charged
and ready to be hijacked,

thank God my hijackers are often joyfully friendly.

by Henry H. Walker
January 1, ‘16

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