When You Can’t Sleep by Jay Passer

thousands of cars pass beneath the mid city window
on a daily basis

and the clinic wants to know why I need a new inhaler
every 3 weeks

it’s not just asthma
but accumulation of psychic arrears

how to justify morons ruling the world
is a catchphrase caught in the throat of felled monuments

mammon at the altar of blah blah blah
nobody’s got enough money

to satisfy dreams
when you’re alone, not likely to awaken

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Jay Passer’s work has appeared online and in print since 1988. He lives and works in San Francisco, the city of his birth. His latest chap, Flower Omelette, co-authored with Misti Rainwater-Lites, is available from Lulu.

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