Insomniac – Laurie Kolp

Sometimes my dreams
leave me slack-jawed.
It’s like an attack
of lucid metaphors
begging for home
awakens me
and I can’t sleep
until they’re delivered
safe and sound
to my writing shack,
which is odd—
calling the nook
where I write a shack.
But it’s like that
with papers strewn
this way and that,
words on purple
and yellow pads
waiting in line.
Sometimes I can’t
even find the door,
but it seems as if
I live there,
according to my kids.
They call me
a poetic maniac,
but that’s okay—
I don’t drink anymore

Laurie KolpLaurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, 2015), serves as president of local writing group TGCW and treasurer for the Poetry Society of Texas’ local chapter. Laurie’s publications include concis, Gargoyle, Yellow Chair Review, Prelude, Scissors & Spackle, Found Poetry Review, and more. She lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children and two dogs.