IN SLEEP’S WAKE
By Neal Wilgus

 

The ancient cosmologist
appeared in my dream
or so it seemed.
Things change
in the blink of time
he told me
as if this was
some kind of joke.

Some kind of joke
seemed to echo
each time the flashes
gassed through
and I didn’t laugh
since I know
he had a great
humor sense
and might be
putting me off/on
as he often did.

X alarm he said.

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