Sleep Lethe sleep,
drink away your own forgetfulness.
Beneath the weight,
of deep hues and damp leaves,
to somnolence, to loss,
to waves untangling through your past.
Lulled by your heavy skin,
wrapped and bound,
Iona Gilburt is a PhD student at the University of the Western Cape. She is interested in the study of literature, film, and photography. She is also passionate about drawing with pen, which she does as often as possible.