Fighting it, loving it, craving it
revelling in it
Dragged from it, longing for it
Sacrificing it, forgetting it
cheating it, skipping it, missing it.
At last, in my old, big dream bed
Deep black velvet, a white veil,
purple dreams, grey sorrow,
morning sun yellow, midnight brown,
passion red satin, tattered rags,
innocent blue, guilty green
Dry mouth hangover, heart beat joy,
soaring satisfaction, hard work prize
cradle, crib, twin and queen
water bed, springs or foam
jail slab, guest room frill.
don’t you worry for no one will
escape that last great sleep.
Now close your eyes…not another peep.