September 1997

September 1997

I asked sleep for a few favors.
So a lightbulb became
the sun’s sojourn;
a notebook, the expectant grass;
a crayon, the watering pot;
a scrawl, the gathering dusk;
a train horn, the private night.

Israel A. Bonilla lives in Guadalajara, Jalisco. His work has appeared in Able Muse, New World Writing, BULL, Hawk & Whippoorwill, Expanded Field, FEED, ONE ART, Letralia, and elsewhere. His debut micro-chapbook, Landscapes, is part of Ghost City Press’s 2021 Summer Series.

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