lists of the sum of the parts

i have a list -
it spans pages,
barely started.

arm

hand

leg

foot

neck

shoulders

knees

toes

nails

hair

hair

dress

shirt

socks

pants

torso

hips

ribs

skull

teeth

nose

lips

eyebrows

eyes

ears

jaw

thighs

calves

fingers

wrists

watches

collarbones

wrinkles-creases

 

 

 

 


maybe someday i'll finish the list.
but that day is not tonight,
when i sing songs of the dead and insomniac
as my pencil ghosts across the page
and stumbling fingers try to type
i need to sleep

but i won't.
i will stave off the nightmares
and i will run myself into the ground.
(maybe someday i'll finish the list.)

The End

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