You would think that when the lights go out,
Just because I am tired that doesn’t mean
I think of dragonflies tied on strings and the lotus flowers in her hair.
I never sleep.
And then I say, “ok now sleep,”
The fan above me slows and I know I can’t stop time.
I won’t sleep.
Maybe it helps that it’s raining and you’re so far from me
I doze off,
And when I wake—away it went,
Seemanta “Sam” Ghosh, a junior English major at the University at Albany, is an aspiring elementary school educator whose hobbies include dancing, writing poetry, and listening to Bollywood music.