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William Joe Ware "The Tidepool Lullaby": For poets and other creatures.

sleep, creature, sleep

while start go ball

you go to sleep

time is no longer time

mine is no longer mine

you are the only one

only the time itself

and I am here on your shelf

creeping with eyes that blunder

along the walls that stutter

speak a word in your sleep

toss it in from there to here

like a coin

for me to keep


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