Insomnia (by Kate Hall)

Original Text: 
Kate Hall, The Certainty Dream (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2009). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2010 Canadian Shortlist).
1If I were to sleep, it would be on an iron bed,
2bolted to the floor in a bomb-proof concrete room
3with twelve locks on the door.
4I wouldn't ask for a mattress
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011