Daily Archives: June 10, 2017

The Sleeping Cure

If those of us
troubled by this life
were told that 
a collective nap
could solve everything,

would you be among the ones
to lie down?

If you were convinced
a Grand Dream
could shift the gloom
if only all of us
dozed into it at once,

would you 
close your eyes?

If you 
thought this was all that was needed —
all of us asleep and dreaming
of better times
while having no consciousness
of the present,

would you
surrender to

the sun burning you,
the snow drifting over you,
the ocean surging over you
as you slept
among the bones

of the ones
who remained awake?