the sonnet's form. But the words resisted,
and the thoughts rebelled, and the energy
contained inside the thoughts, inside the words
sprung forth and said, "Hell no!"
So here's the simple truth: When we're apart
I cannot sleep. For days on end I'm just
a wreck. Dark rings surround my eyes. Edgi-
Ness. A suffix added to an adjective
that makes it a noun, a name that describes
and defines a state of being. My state
of being. A person can die from sleep
deprivation. You know that already.
Don't let me pass another sleepless night.