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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Three a.m. blues,

thick as smoke

Creeping slow

as sweet sorghum

Dreamy clouds

of steaming coffee

Delicate wisps

of summer jasmine

Lucinda Williams

moans soft and low

Crickets sing in

black ghost grass

Far down an empty

gravel road

The heavy night

is eerily still

Distant highway

life, on pause

No lights or background

engine growl

The stars seem to

twinkle louder now

Blinking out

a useless S.O.S.

Air so solid

I can feel it

Warmth resisting


Sleep lead weighted

to eyelids

Hot liqueur in

guts of doldrums

Breeze that

refuses to blow

Despite the window’s

open invitation

Lone light bulb

hot enough to sweat

Night almost gone

hangs around to drag

© 2010 Fabian G. Franklin

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Poet and musician Fabian G. Franklin invites you to join him on a poetic journey through the soul and nature.