Poetry Drawer: Two Poems by Anne Mikusinski

Bedtime Story

Our tale

For tonight

Submitted for your approval

Brought to you
By the overtired
Spaces in my brain
By imagination’s
Wishful thinking
It’s beginning simple
Two people
In a room
One reading
The other playing some
Sort of music
That fits the scene

Or not.

Eventually the music stops
The book is closed
There might be an embrace
Or, maybe more
Before it fades to black.


Tonight’s pipe dream
Is littered
With tiny notes
Written in my second language
In different rooms
When found and read aloud
You laugh at my accent
Soon silenced by a glare
You draw close
Removing them from my hands
To kiss my fingers
All is forgiven

And Again..

Tonight’s pipe dream
Is sponsored by
All the lovely pillow talk
We haven’t had
Those idle

Delivered softly
Your voice a rumbling purr in my ear,
Sleep is overrated.

Anne Mikusinski has been writing poetry and short stories since she was seven.
She finds inspiration in music and art, and sometimes, even little things that happen every day. Her influences range from Robert Frost and Dylan Thomas, to David Byrne and Nick Cave

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