Instructions Not Included


02 Mar

Brokenness hides
under dusty beds,
refusing to share
notes, next steps, and the night’s knowledge;

all the days’ works
lost; all the world’s mistakes 
languishing within reach,

tempting our pleas. “Do you
have any suggestions? Doesn’t
everyone question this? May I borrow your

manual?” Like marriage, the
application didn’t include instructions for
parenthood. I need my
sleep.