Poets Walk: "i can't sleep"

Poets Walk: "i can't sleep"

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999 Hours by Jim Cohn


times were rough.

poverty was coming on strong.

more and more dead-ends.

people awake in their beds all night.

i know what they’re thinking.

because i can’t sleep either.

remembering someone they loved

so much more than money.

it was a common dream in these times

that helped us stick together.

10 April 1992


Jim Cohn, "999 Hours" from Grasslands (Rochester: Writers & Books Publications, 1994). Used by permission of the author.