Daniel Pronto-Gordon | Routine

“Good night”





Why can’t it just come?


Up, awake

Kitchen, fridge – open.

Door, light – on.

Leftover Chinese.

Can’t get the needed sleep,

fill the void,

that gut.



Sleeping pills.

Warm tea.

Hops and barley distilled.

No help, no relief.

Just a game of




Desk drawer, notebook paper

dying pens, Caped Crusader.

Hiding in a dark-lit cave.

The glowing light of Liquid Crystal,

a distraction of entertainment.

Old memories, made anew.


Just distraction.

Wait till rest.

Until then,

just try the best.


“…Good morning”


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