“Fall asleep fast”
Conjure sunset . . . and flamingos!
New-tube/ YouTube/ né boob tube
“Healing” oceanic vibe
Flickering, yellowed ripples
Sleep timer on
Digital orb above/ discourages repose
So bright! That’s just like the sun . . .
Don’t look directly, but gaze upon
Waves, the darkest ones
Depths neverendingly swishing
Audible laps, undulating
Continue reading Hypnotic Bedtime Lullaby (2022)
Awaits us excitedly
Our most willing hearts
Have you experienced, nocturnally
as you lay awake, ear upon ground
Not voices, nor creatures nor dissonance
but a sensical crepitation . . .
An interesting, steady and unending
completely reliable pulsation . . .
Eventually realized as the buffered
churning, the mechanical pumping
Never-ending, reliable soothing
sounds of overnight metal workhorses
When deepest silence makes evident that
Earth groans under local pumpjacks.
Prompted by Fandango post at This, That, and The Other
(Ragtag Daily Prompt—crepitate)
Featured photo by Arne Hückelheim, CC BY-SA 3.0
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