Insomniac in Orange Pajamas by David Oestreich

Insomniac in Orange Pajamas

Sometimes I hear you laughing as you sleep
and fear some witty fellow’s joined your dream.
Though in the morning you’ll deny each peep,
sometimes I hear you, laughing as you sleep,
imagining a lover’s vulgar, cheap
suggestions. Girl, it makes me want to scream
sometimes. I hear you laughing as you sleep
and fear; some witty fellow’s joined your dream.

by David Oestreich

Editor’s Note: Why orange pajamas? Why not blue, or red? The detail gives this triolet a dose of realism independent of the narrator’s frustration.

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3 responses to “Insomniac in Orange Pajamas by David Oestreich”

  1. Elizabeth Kerlikowske Avatar
    Elizabeth Kerlikowske

    Triolet?

    1. Christine Klocek-Lim Avatar

      I interpreted the form loosely, given that the lines are iambic pentameter instead of tetrameter.

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