Thursday, September 24, 2009

night sweats



detail from "the nightmare" (1781) by john henry fuseli; 1741-1825.


Sleep
hy•per•hi•dro•sis
|'hʌipədrəʊsis|
noun
more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake.


Not making it to the bathroom
on time,
let alone the rent.

Not making the deadline.

They have stamped your cards,
cancelled
all bets. These are

the things lurking under the bed.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must be more of an asshole than I thought. Loving the poetry more than ever.

The recent sounds have been quality as well. The various Bo Diddleys on auto repeat on my media player.

Eric.

ib said...

Cheers, Eric.

I have known for a long time now that I'm an asshole. It seldom registers. Or bothers me any.

Here's to assholes everywhere.

Good that you have enjoyed the Bo Diddleys. I think I needed a break right after his death to put them in perspective.

janet said...

wow, you've done a close up of that painting, the thing atop the bored looking lady, i dont like it much myself. it looks a bit like pm there - JUST SAYING, we're all just saying aren't we.

Anonymous said...

All this effort and you've also looked up a word, you must have alot of free time - lucky you!

ib said...

Normally you will find most blogs refuse anonymous comments; I suppose many people tend to find the desire for anonymity vaguely irritating at least, craven at worst.

Myself, I like to operate an open door policy, even when my natural instinct is just to type a big 'fuck off'.

Yes. Oh, lucky me. I seem to find some time to maintain this site in between looking after three kids - with my wife's help of course - and fielding juvenile snipes such as this.

It's a juggling act, anonymous. I see you have sufficient time on your own fair hands to make a nuisance of yourself. Jolly good.

ib said...

Bravo! You just got fired.

carol said...

Ha ha, deleted that comment - don't get fretfull about anons - you're being overly paranoid as i can clealy see that two of these comments are from Eric and Janet, why would you question that? im sure they are who they say they are.

janet said...

i can categorically state that i am Janet. does that help?

Anonymous said...

btw i visit sporadically your overt rantings.

ib said...

Carol, Janet... whoever. I am very often a fretful motherf@cker...

Got me up and out of my sickbed, though. Just enough adrenalin flooding in to raise my limp dick.

ib said...

And, yeah. Seemingly 'anonymous' is incapable of drawing any distinction between "covert" and "overt". That is kind of sad.

"Asshole" that I may be, it does strike me that perhaps public resources have been ill-spent.

Some people, clearly, possess a very inflated ego.

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