sleep of disbelief:
I am and I am not,
a space unlived, not time
with sense of passing, but part of
two eternities on either side of being.
Conscious now, I wait for what has finished
unconvinced the act is done,
life turned off and on,
not normal sleep
queer with logic, run.
Nana Ollerenshaw grew up in Connecticut, married an Australian, and moved to Australia in . She changed from school teaching to nursing in , and currently lives in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.