To say sleep works by accumulation is to disregard the weather in my head. It makes a genius of the pillow, an apt anthropomorphic redundancy. When the story stumbles into its fearless costume & everyone at the edge of the woods is worried their waiting- room bravado won't open to anything but the same
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you devour it
and then, then
good as it was
Noah Eli Gordon
Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). He teaches at the University of Colorado-Boulder and lives in Denver, Colorado.