“Power” by Silla Alawa

September 30, 2017

I feel like (a) power at night
when my eyes are dimming
(and) my body grows smaller
in my thinking (and my nails make noises in my moving wake)
It's time for me to dream
Lining the beach
Women clad in gold
Fur puffs floating
(The stuff of memory)
My little sister falls asleep
beside me and I can
Hear her eyes watching
Me (in the still) -
A shape of a head in
Feather tufts (and) sighing
Big and loud Goodnight
The power is making
its rounds (with no one to watch me).
I am tired (and) do not dare
Tell the glowing blue
night-light how I have
Been feeling un-

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