Asa Johnson

Sleep Apnea

Awoken, interrupted, the
broken body struggles to know
disparate moments, to forget
each nightly time of death the heart
with its cascading metronome beats
into a fevered marathon, twitching
coded messages against the ribs.

Asa Johnson is a graduate English student living in Texas whose poems have appeared in Hothouse, Analecta, and Impossible Archetype.