Wide slumber for lepidopterists. internal logic of segments. insomnia as prose poems. REM as prose poems woven into one another.
dreamers may process day’s activity. if final hurried thoughts are overworked, scattered, desperate, then dreams reconstruct last waking thoughts.
insomnia segment = 4 pages.
REM segment = 4 pages.
each insomnia page aligns with a REM page.
page 1 insomnia characters are re-used on page 1 REM. no additional letters are recycled for this page. the dreaming poem recycles, reconstructs, reconfigures the last waking thoughts of the insomniac.
PAGE 1 (INSOMNIA):
We descend on a field by a lake. The lupin, sleep, the fog. Fireflies, silent moths. We bury our legs in earth, sand. Sound through sand is dormant. We desire sleep to enter us virginal.
We stretch our feelers toward the warm body. Slowly, hands fog-damp spin plants, form air-filled hollows, breath cocooned, fur-soft and blurred, heavy even heavenly. Soft like quiet.
Soft like we quiver.
PAGE 1 (REM):
on a lake by a field. Submerge
Soft lies quietly.
the slumberwing semplif
We house warm hollows, then
drill or seep
the winds a torrent. Flail
eggs or screen EEGs, heave
spiny storm-winds. to hind, aft, feverwind.
We ody dhou quiver,
like soft-heavy plants
put evenly Ballast fore hull luff. desired eeends
in the earth, Spoondrift, starboard. cocooned,
ur-soft and lured.Wake