Grammar Rules OK

It is almost midnight. She reads rules of Spanish grammar
in Dutch. This lets her fall almost asleep
until she wonders, what rhymes with ‘soporific’
and her mind’s off to the races. Ballads clash
with terse short-footed lines
in epics she remembers or might write
a dozen times again, each time forgetting
that she needs the sleep that’s purchased with the boredom
she can only find in studying grammar rules.

2 thoughts on “Grammar Rules OK

  1. Another good one. It’s amazing and annoying that too often as we lay our heads down to sleep, our minds start rabbiting about and refuse to let us. Occasionally, some good ideas come from it though, so I suppose it’s all good.

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