plein [Y] — (iii)

i didn’t spend today
playing computer games
but i wanted to

there was the need to sleep
that wouldn’t deliver sleep
despite the sleep

there was the general tiredness
as though the bell
wouldn’t stop ringing

i thought
a good swipe
at the alien darkness
would help
but i didn’t play

it’s as though
you know
this was my short trouser solution
now i wear long

a daft reaction

in the dutch book
of a dutch english dictionary
you’ll find the word
which translates to english
as hrmph

what i need
is a long long
summer day