[Cafe Sleep]

I could fall asleep with my head on this table, press

my hot cheek to the cool varnished wood splattered

with other people’s coffee.


I still like my idea of beds suspended from the walls,

folded out to catch your tired bones – who

wouldn’t like a comfy mattress for a few

minutes of rest?


The busy city wears out your feet and sores

your muscles; the least it can give is a café with beds.


But that would be so dirty, they remind me.

The logical ones. The ones who cannot

let go of fact to see perfection.


Yes, I admit, it would be hard to keep clean.

But oh how luxurious to sleep

to the muffled voices and toned-down laughs

of a Chicago coffee shop.

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