Monday, September 30, 2013

Sleeping



Sleeping in the gentle summer rain along the road
into the place where I park my car
sleeping as I unlock the door and reach for the light
sleeping into the chair by the table
lighting a cigarette in the opening of the last beer of the day
an intermission between the light and the night

Sleeping as the house becomes engulfed by the buzz and whir of insects
and whistling frogs like thoughts turned loose in the night
all things turn into themselves
at the end of their wakefulness

Sleeping on trains and buses
sleeping in churches and brothels
sleeping through the horrors of war
sleeping through the pain and suffering of injustice
sleeping in the graves of our ancestors
and in the cribs of those not yet born.

Go into slumber my little one
into darkness beyond time and place
dreaming the dreams of the universe until morning comes.


— Russell Rosander


From Kinsberg, CA Russell Rosander is an artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico. His works were featured in The Art Show at the Louisiana Museum of Art in Humlebaek, Denmark and elsewhere. Russell's art graces the cover of Take Two: Another Bar None Anthology as well as being a co-founder of the Bar None Group and a contributor of poetry and art to both Bar None Group anthologies.