Watching, waiting

Eyelids shuttered to the night, something approaches on stilts, listing.
Dreams foam into view behind scarred isinglass.

Like silvery amoeba, membranes spinning,
a black iris watches, waiting for sleep.

Humiliations come taunting from this churning nucleus–
a reckless weave of waving fingers, for shame.

What exposed objects will the lamp project,
the pencil shadow thrown across a blank page?

What noiseless sighs afraid to speak?