Because Sleep

local_library Because Sleep

by A.J. Huffman

Published in Issue No. 219 ~ August, 2015

Because Sleep

lingers in corners of eyes, too

easily lost in a blink or breath of ceiling fan.

I hold mine closed, force muscles to feign memories

of frozen simulation, make a wish, and wait

for it or me to fall.

 

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A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press) and A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing) are now available from their respective publishers. She has two additional poetry collections forthcoming: Degeneration from Pink Girl Ink, and A Bizarre Burning of Bees from Transcendent Zero Press. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and has published over 2200 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com