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somnambudance: a condition of sleep-dancing with such grace, creativity and precision that one appears to be awake; condition may in rare cases imitate insomina.

Making up words to describe what I dreamed after watching ‘This is It’, realizing that the profound creativity Michael Jackson manifested was with almost no natural sleep—at least in his adult life.


I dreamt that Michael was a rare bird from some exotic jungle

not of this world

Looking for his mate.

Unable to find her/him

even though Michael’s magnificent display of feather and fur

was more than our mortal souls could take in,

Exhausted and heart broken

He finally slept.

Michael—you brought us ahead a few light years with your unwillingness, indeed incapacity, to be categorized. Your personal suffering is our species’ gain. You are honored for the amazing work you did. Rest in sweet peace.

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

Submission for One Single Impression prompt: insomnia. Thanks to Felicity of Confessions of a Philosophy Junkie for the prompt and your beautiful poem in response to it. Moonwalk your self over to OSI and wander through the wonderful expressions for this single prompt.




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