Poem // 3AM Nign

By | Nov 01, 2012

3AM Nign

she sang as if looking through the magnifying glass
lullaby’s every heave,
a thesis on slowing down, peeling –

each note, a pit assessing its fullness

lullaby’s underside,
hymn to darkness

(sleep no longer a goal but a side-effect)

of the dream’s reaffirmed primacy

two silences on each side of her
amplifying the song’s timing –

family of three,  thickening liquid
poured in and out of the bedroom’s cup

Jake Marmer’s first poetry collection Jazz Talmud was published in 2012.

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