by Brennon Weese i lie awake, sleeping as the night shifts violet and the world spins steadily around ringing of silence but the peace we are keeping is on edge by the softest of sounds frozen in place with awareness surrounding and grounding to silk entwined sheets i let go of nighttime and long for the morning as somnolent feelings deplete as consciousness rises and reality steps in the goodbyes of fantasy ensue i lie awake, sleeping exhausted from dreaming and left with a fresh sky of blue
Brennon Weese is from Beverly, West Virginia and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training. He enjoys all aspects of art but is partial to the performing arts. He currently is active in the WVWC Theatre Department and also the Old Brick Playhouse in Elkins, WV. He would consider himself a creator of musical, visual, and performance art. “i lay awake, sleeping” won first place in The Vandalia’s 2022 Art & Literature contest.