One Poem by Paula Puolakka

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

The Other You

When you are asleep,
the other you – your heavenly self –
arrives to kiss your forehead
and remind you that you are more
than just flesh and bone – a physical character.

When you are asleep,
the other you – the godly side –
suffocates the misery and pain
of everyday life and through dreams,
teaches you of your true purpose – light and happy.

When you are asleep,
the other you – ruled by the Moon –
soothes your weary mind and bones,
so, when you wake up, you could be the Sun
and make everyone feel appreciated.

 

Paula Puolakka is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas). Her latest work can be found through The Burgundy Zine, Spillwords Press, Brave & Reckless, and Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry’s poetry collection “Enter Reaching” (available on Lulu.com).

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