Two Poems by Jen Elslip


I have resolved to be
An insomniac

Because if I allow sleep
To wrap her tendrils
Around my mind
And lead me by the hand
To the depths
Of my subconscious

I know that you will be there
To show me the most beautiful


I have fallen in love
With a deafening

I now greet it
As an old friend
When it comes into my life
And makes itself at home
With my demons
And my nightmares

It inches close to me
And reminds me
Of how crowded
A room of one can be

And now silence
Is the only one
Who speaks to me


Jen Elslip lives and works as an accountant in California, USA. Poetry takes up her free time and provides her with sanity from her 9-5.

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