Monday, January 11, 2010


Sleep, shelter me.

me back into the deck
where I belong –

Sing no shout
your favorite song

until I fall
into your empty arms.

Let me be what
dust has to be, settling

over everything,
& I promise to dream

of new houses & old
loves no longer. I swear

sweet sleep,
I will summon no one

if you make me
again mine.

– Kevin Young, from his new book, Dear Darkness
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