(in his dreams)

He kept waking up all night

Struggling each time to breathe…

Dreaming that each breath was a fight

Among providers’ schemes.

His breaths were not his own,

But provided by one of two…

Entities that

Developed a spat,

And in the middle  was “you know who!”

He knew he needed the sleep

So kept going back to bed….

Another layer

Warming each player,

Until the inner silence was deep.

–Jonathan Caswell

4 thoughts on “WHAT’S GOING ON?

  1. reocochran

    I wondered if the good versus evil forces were fighting to take your sleep away? Is “you know who” the devil? I can believe that it is hard to get sleep if your conscience or a problem is bothering you, too! This was a good open ended poem and I liked it very much. It got me thinking!


  2. Jonathan Caswell Post author

    tHANK YOU KINDLY for saying you liked it—AND WHY!!! Maybe the devil WAS one of the two forces fighting for control of the speaker’s breath. But “you know know who” is the person speaking, whose breath the two opposing forces are trying to take control of. 🙂



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