Sleep In

By Thomas Hannah

with the blessing 

of being born a baby 

& birthed a bug 

a bomb or a beheading couldn’t break me 

I was icy 

dumb as stupidity 

numb as morphine

drunk as whisky

weak as water really 

smiling with the python 

tightening the tourniquet in constricting harmony 

I hardly felt anything 

nothing could break me 

I was already broken 

& didn’t feel like mending 

reality felt like sleeping 

& sleep relief from reality 

what’s left but memories 

when life’s too tiring 

death too boring 

& you can only do so much complaining

Finding his love of poetry through songwriting and music, Thomas Hannah is an Australian artist with influences from Billie Holiday to Black flag & back again. 

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