A Poemdog

Dogs 2011

INSOMNISCIENT
(8/16/11)


I lie
here
in the midnight
darkness

my wife
snores softly
next
to me

I should
be sleepy
but I am
not

I listen
to the fan
and an occasional
passing
car

all seems
right
with the
world

no pressing
matters

no phone
calls
texts
or emails
sounding
their alerts

nobody
in my face

as I stare
at the ceiling
the emptiness
of the universe
opens
above me

I welcome
and understand
the void

I belong
in the space
between
the stars

~

perhaps
I already
dream