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Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow
by Nikos Laios
2020-07-07 08:44:04
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I could hear the
Harpies screech across
The river and the boxcars,
Clawed hands warming over
Crackling orange flames
From a rusted barrel.

sleeping_flower_400To the sounds of
Clickety-clack and
The howling dogs,
And the screaming
Kids and the shouting
Parents.

Crushed cans of
Beer piling up in
Small mountains,
Whispers and stares
And secret affairs,
And the buzzing sounds
Of microwaves warming
Up millions of TV dinners;
More landfill.

I melted into the leather couch
Watching the flickering images
Of football heroes on TV half
Asleep, numb, numbed,
Sleeping, we were all asleep,
The sleeping wife curled up in bed,
The morning alarm, the
Pressed suit, childcare
And the commute;
Should I fuck
The wife?

Numb, numbed
Sleep, asleep;
We never really
Knew it, never
Realised that we
Were all racing
To our graves
Living mechanically
With a hollow malaise
In between that
Filled the days of
Our Sleepy Hollow,
Yet all we had to
Do was choose.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

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