i keep sleeping, 
looking in my dreams for 
joy in drops of water, 
reverence of my own skin, 
soft proud things,
a way to escape
my husk of a body, 
all these chemicals and maggots, 
this constellation of death
that keeps me trapped
in this quarantine,
slowly dying
within the same four walls 

Day 4 of NaPoWriMo: Write a poem about a dream

I slept until 2 pm today. Quarantine makes me want to sleep all the time to find a way outside this house, a way out of social distancing.

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