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dream machine engages

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 there’s a stillness to the night –
sleep has zero’d in on the whole household
bar one
the night owl
the habitual moon-walker

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 and in the dying moments
afore they too join the slumber party
even the tiniest movements
create a deafening din

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 a twisting of a tap
and a waterfall spouts, torrents into the tumbler;
a rifling through pockets
for the softest of tissues
to dab the runniest of noses
sounds like a full-on firing range;

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 but despite all this uproar
the biggest racket is reserved
when finally the land of nod beckons
and the head nestles into duck-down wadding;
the eyelids flutter, then settle, open no more
but the dream machine engages
and over the shindig of snores
there’s the loudest of roars
when the Wednesdayite shoots and scores!

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Notes

Why….
Owl / Wednesday / geddit?

yes, written on a Wednesday night (in October)!
After watching Champions League football.
Lille 1 CFC 2 (Abraham, Willian)

Also after watching EFL Highlights show, of midweek matches. (Tho’ Wednesday played on Tuesday! And lost 1-0 away at Hull.)

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/dream-machine-engages/