Star Eiderdown

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Star Eiderdown 

Black and soft and sewn with nebulae
To hide under such fluid rendering
Sleep peace, sleep imagining peace –
No sharply shocking beats of pulsar
Here is only an archipelago and lakes
Cooling the ancient body-memories

How is sleep?
It is patient and wounded
It is a hidden god with ebon eyes
Transforming days into muddles
Of lost coins and extreme cats
Congress with unusual beings
It unravels and reassembles
Little life-tickles and paths
Asemic. Obliquely scripting
A covert score of ectoplasmic lines

It is dumb, ever-expanding
And compassionate

 

Veronica Aldous 2016 All rights reserved

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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