i’ve been asleep for a long, long time
blond hair to brown and brown to white
my mom is buried beside my dad
but i was asleep for all of that
i shut my eyes for a moment’s rest
cause i get so tired
but what things transpired while my body slept?
and beset my mind?
the schools that we went to have all been closed
and all of my teachers are dead i suppose
the songs that we sung have all gone quiet
what happens below as we sleep at night?
the river’s up, the reeds are caught
halfway across what never was
the water rose and swept in slow
when the reeds awoke they were half below