(The Breath of the Sleeper)

My breath
Is not my breath
It's yours!


"I am your echo of time"

You can't hear me
When I'm calling your name
So you can't get awake by it


"My breath
Is the breath of the sleeper"

My breathes are those of the sleeper
Who lies in bed and dreams
So close but far away
While I sit here and write

(Repeat at line 1)

(© Jonathan Dilas, 1995)