sleep if budding (prelude) | Hunter Simpson

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Sleep if budding 

boy or girl ye b; O, sleep! 

see, for all that's behind there's so 

much more you've yet to be; in time so dread-

fully much you'll need Believe; still to bee stung endlessly 

for all your EternaT’s by O-so-many B’s of Becoming. so! sleep now 

Though sleep won't save U from the sting… 

          and          Be Where of Dreams 

                Y e 

                    Beautyful Thing



Hunter Simpson is a NY based composer who recently took up poetry in the wake of a close family member’s stroke & subsequent coma. First collection forthcoming.

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