On the Waterbed They Sank to Their Own Levels
Author: Sarah Rosenblatt
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press (2000)
Matters that had never been resolved
wrinkle on her eyelid
like lines on a prayer plant leaf.
These will never transfer to her lover.
They are hers to roll with.
And his events are scattered across
his partly opened eyes—
a man whose sleep is filled
Reading had let them know more
of who they were
and sleep blended it all together,
so the knowing became unknown
and appeared under their faces