DON'T FALL ASLEEP

Can you hear the trains at night?
I can hear them as I write this poem.

There are worlds beneath your feet,
With highways more sophisticated than our own.

Can you hear the children screaming?
They're chained in caves
Paved in gold.

And in these ancient dwellings,
Is technology that makes ours seem old.

Repeat after the Priest's chants!
The Priest chants
He chants

Chants

CHANTS!

Or they'll rip you apart
Once they see
That you're weak,
And that you
CAN'T.

Say your prayers in your mind,
Or simply amplify
Your inner cat -

The trains are moving fast
They're moving fast
Moving fast
Moving
Fast
Fast

FAST

And they're building armies
Under the ground
And hoarding resources
Like ants.

They're like ants

Moving fast
Moving
Fast

Fast
Fast

FAST

Fast asleep now
Sleep now
Fast
A-SLEEP
Sleep now

SLEEP

SLEEP NOW

Sleep
Fast.

 

DON'T FALL ASLEEP by Suzy Kassem
Copyright 1994 - 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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