Ken Bolton, ‘On A Page Beginning “Dear Laurie” ’


On A Page Beginning “Dear Laurie”              

“Dear Laurie,”

late at night
in a bright light
I am beside a sleeping other

the night seeming endless, pleasantly—

only their breathing for sound

A slight ringing
in my ears
is the silence,

the bed clothes
rustle
once or twice

Consciousness
seems
the only pleasure,

the gift of
being here —

Will I stay up all
night?

& in my notebook

I find this poem,
dedicated to you —

from  Sly Mongoose   by Ken Bolton





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