dissecting emptiness

in a fit of
sleeplessness
i slowly began
a dissection
of every scrap
every morsel of
this charade

the neighbor revs
the engine loudly
greeting the sun
a cockless rooster
mechanically crowing
shaking the walls
sending ripples on
the ebon percolation

i stir the coffee
mindlessly tired
tiredly mindless
pointedly circular
with poor circulation
unoxygenated gasps
quiver blue lips
and gently tapping
numb fingertips
playing a doldrum roll
signaling the end
to fevered dream

matter of factly
understanding that
factually i do not
matter at all
just an exhausted fool
dissecting himself
watching the spark
dissipate in the bloom
of encroaching daylight

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