The Senseless Commute

Photo by DANNY G on Unsplash

Sheets are neither rough nor smooth,
Senseless weight holding a body cocooned,
In a hessian sack stitched over the head,
Abrading bare skin as the sleeper dreams,
Of a white-walled world, shadowless and maze-like,
Ridgeless fingers slide across membranes,
Searching for an opening defined by air, not light,
Threadbare carpets hold no meaning to sockless feet,
Traipsing across…

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