The Poetry of
Jack Scott

Sleep and Mexico

Sleep is easy.
It was sleep or Mexico.
Mexico was easy.
Now, they’re both at hand.

Sleep is always nearer
than places on a map,
but it can wait
while Mexico is here.

One writes in dreams,
but this is paper,
and Mexico.

Dreams live in sleep
and I’m awake in Mexico
satisfied to sleep here
and dream of Mexico.


437 ®Copyright 1974 Jack Scott. All rights reserved.