Just before sleep


Just before sleep, before the dreaming,

pieces of the day float in kaleidoscope array

in my mind’s eye,

patterns shifting,

meaning drifting,

a flash of insight that disappears as soon as it registers,

I think, “I must remember that” knowing

full well it is already lost in

the haze and look,

there is another brilliant idea

flashing and gone.

More elegant poetry than ever I write when fully awake,

lyrical and sublime,

all lost in that space

just before sleep.

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