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Archive for June 14th, 2010

Law and Order

By Lawrence Miles

I used to live underneath an insomniac
Who would stay up
Watching the nightly Law and Order marathon
While I tried in vain to sleep off
Broken hearts and delirium tremens
Always hearing the muffled dialouge
And the thunk thunk of the piano
Forcing open my eyes
Making me thrash about
Until sleep finally reached a verdict

Sometimes I would lie awake
Waiting for Briscoe and his partner of the season
To break open my door
Somebody finally arrested for crimes against humanity
Somebody finally getting a good night’s sleep.

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