“Sleep Lethe sleep” by Iona Gilburt


Sleep Lethe sleep,
drink away your own forgetfulness.
Beneath the weight,
of deep hues and damp leaves,
you sway,
to somnolence, to loss,
to waves untangling through your past.
Lulled by your heavy skin,
you fall;
wrapped and bound,
you drown.


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.

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