The long day's force appeared to ease
three hours later you awake,
Were you to put the light on now
You don't put on the light. You kick
No hint of moving air. The only
the time has come for mastery.
Resist the urge. Lie still and watch
Three hours from now, the light of dawn
A sense of peace will float up with
by Reagan Upshaw
Reagan Upshaw is the author of three chapbooks of poetry. His articles and reviews have appeared in Poets & Writers, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomsbury Review, Boston Review, and other magazines. He is an art dealer in New York.
Table Of Contents    Next Poem(s)    Guidelines