Saturday, June 10, 2017

Prescription by Franz Wright


Prescription

While you lie in bed
watching the movie
of every last terrible
thing you have done, you

consider with high admiration
and envy the one
of unscared face
and conscience come

with his own slip of paper
proclaiming
bearer’s incontrovertible
privilege to sleep,

to ask
and receive it
right now
by sidereal name.

 

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