The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

1 Poem Published

By Joe Farley, USA (Published in Issue 11)

When the Alarm Sounds



Pulling the sheets

over my head as a shroud,

a last ditch effort to remember

all the dreams that have escaped,

fails before it starts

as eyelids sag

and the mind drifts

to other things

frightening, gorgeous, fulfilling,

all sculpted like a question mark,

a sensation needing an answer

that can not be found

as eyes race beneath lids

left/right, right/left.





Graphic by Jacek Yerka


Joseph Farley edited Axe Factory for 24 years. His books/chapbooks include Suckers, For the Birds, Longing for the Mother Tongue, and Waltz of the Meatballs.

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