Bleeding thoughts that comprehend no – wait!
No, not like that.
And certainly not now. Later,
Yes, later. When time permits.
But will it ever?
Dismiss it; forget it.
We’ll think of that again, but only when –
When did the sun set? And why
Was I not there?
Absent from the sight of the blood-colored sky,
Unable to feel
[punctuate; no time for solitary deep breaths]
Unable to watch as the darkness, arriving at its throne…
Awakens the sun and
Yesterday’s weariness, unsuccessful in conjuring
up a dream,
Reconsiders and relents.