Troubled Sleep

starry oaks

The Writer, Vernon Wade

Vernon Wade is a poet, author and freelancer. He has been published in The Gorge Literary Journal, Dualsport Rider Magazine, Hack’d Magazine, The Sidecarist, ROB Magazine and The Hood River News.

The world fills him with wonder.  When he looks at the sky he is lifted into flights of fancy, when he stares at the earth he is drawn beneath its surface. He is delighted to find the macrocosm and the microcosm equally mesmerizing.

I lie perfectly still, refusing to open my eyes, refusing to roll over

struggling with my own thoughts

desperate for just another thirty minutes

of repose

 

Outside a bird calls from high in a tree

striving to make its song heard

above the incessant noise of orchard fans

flogging the morning

 

Above them a lonely star glitters

as if attempting to outshine

the inevitable light rising

to the east

 

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