Sleep No Sleep

the Roman Emperor Gaius, an
insomniac, like me, went out and
walked in the royal gardens when
unable to sleep: communing with the
moon, I suspect; which probably drove
him mad (it does me); crazy Caligula,
a murderer too haughty and dangerous
to be allowed to live for long–killed by
his guards the 3rd year of his reign.

Wayne F. Burke's poetry has been widely published online and in print (including in Dissident Voice). He is the author of eight published full-length poetry collections -- most recently BLACK SUMMER, 2021, Spartan Press. He lives in Vermont (USA). Read other articles by Wayne F..