We sleep.
Pale moths fondle
late summer window screens, paper
bark birch owl ignites
our bedroom with amber eye-gleam, bats
drop -- black leaves
from the tree of night, stranded
in her dark house, our neighbor
sips whiskey to feel warm
We sleep.
are forever


kathryn (not verified)

Every time I read this poem, I love it more and more. And that is saying something since I thought it was fantastique the first time I read it.


Sylvan Woman (not verified)

My mind rotates this poem a quarter turn to the left and reveals a normal EKG sequence.
Living, breathing poetry.

lakshmi (not verified)

I love it.

John Saunders (not verified)

Luis. This is beautiful! You
capture the midnight scene.
At your house you sleep. The
person next door wants to be
warm again. Bats as leaves.
Gleam of eyes. And poems are
awake forever! "Midnight" and
a certain poem about Tomatoes
are two of the best that I have
devoured in recent days. Please
pray for rain. John Saunders

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