What Happens While We Are Sleeping

What Happens While We Are Sleeping

Frost. Foxes. Owl-kills.
The wheel of stars.
Thundering lorries with somewhere
to get to by dawn

Beads of dew forming
along the telegraph wires.
A red deer delicately eating
each closed tulip like a prayer.

'What Happens When we are Sleeping', unpublished poem, ? Esther Morgan 2009, used by permission of the author.

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