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Sleeping (after Delvaux)
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Some dream together,
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lie sideways facing in.
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Right hand placed on the other’s head,
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left on hip they slip deep into sleep.
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They don't have the same dream
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but characters and places are shared.
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They rise as one, hands clasped,
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staring down to the empty street
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where shadows flow slowly past.
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Later they'll speak of vague places
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they would once have visited,
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faces fleetingly remembered
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even though they are still sleeping.
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6 Dec 17


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