Poetry in Motion
Variations on the Word Sleep (an excerpt)Margaret Atwood
Variations on the World Sleep (an excerpt)
I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.
From Selected Poems II: 1976-1986 by Margaret Atwood. Copyright © 1987 by Margaret Atwood. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin.