“A Sleepy Kind Of Naivete”

Where the impressions are so vivid
beliefs are etched in your mind.
Summer 1991, the sweltering heat

forced the king crabs to seek refuge
in the kettles. Where the colors singe
the eye. A technicolor mosaic to the sleep.

Sunrises on any morning alive in the
free world of man Then the alarm wakes
you from a sound, tranquil rest,

an irritating warning to start the day.
The perfect dawn fades, as you enter the
bathroom to relieve yourself of the night's

water retention. The 40 hour carnival
is trespassed by dream castles in the mind.
Enter number crunching office fortress.

Thoughts of nightly release invade your
working moments. You are sleep walking
until your head hits the desk. Sleeping

through lunch until the time clock
sounds your freedom from the 9 to 5 chains.
The scent of magnolias blossoms on the lane

smell more intense somehow. Sun brighter,
heat almost scorching. The oxygen seems to be
on fire. Colors of the traffic signal burn

the retina. In the haze of sleep, your house
comes into view. Then you wake to hear,
Otis Redding's "Sittin' On The Dock Of the Bay".

Timothy Michael DiVito c1994
“Just sitting in the embrace of time”

Published by poetryofemotions5778

I have been writing poetry for 44 years. I began writing poetry when I was 15 years old and to this date I have written over 16,000 poems. I have had poems published in The San Fernando Journal, The Rag Mag, WYRD, The Cultural Reverence(e-magazine) and in Kiiroo(e-magazine), Mobius and the World Peace Anthology. I have over 1000 poems published in all. I also have a poetry page on Wix.com entitled anemotionaljourney.com. I also have written a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel entitled "The Blue Sphere" and I am currently working on two other books at the present time. One is entitled "The Angel and the Witches and the other is "Once Upon A Halloween"

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