How can you sleep until you’ve put the Void to bed? Nothing is everywhere, as everywhere as air.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
We make the purple world up as we go. The cities you imagine leave you lonely; waves you draw can drown you; cliffs you sketch can break your neck. The self, exhausted, tucks itself in bed alone undrawn.
The Going to Bed Book
An Ark adrift Without a Captain On an endless Sea. The Day a page Unlined, unmarked. The Moon no human Face. The Animals alone Invent a Ritual.
Jonathan McGregor’s creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Gulf Coast, Image Journal, Ruminate Magazine, and Dappled Things. He teaches writing and literature at Newberry College in South Carolina and is a poetry editor for War, Literature & the Arts.