Drying Out

I have not a friend, to mend me
I lay bent, when I dare to sleep
I rarely rest sound; I snooze like a beaten hound
After I pour my pupils dry–
As a rusted pipe, and sink into this frigid bed
I lay awake an empty vessel
Hiding in hollow walls
Digging my flesh for gold
But only shoveling hideous

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Willie Jay.


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