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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Sleep needed

The full moon's light
Is shining through the blind
A wriggly body
Is sleeping next to me
I close my eyes
Let out a sigh
As I think of my Lover
Far away from me.
TICK
The clock is
TOCK
Ticking
Away
The seconds;
Sleep will seize me
Carry me off to the land of dreams,
Any minute now...
The moonlight's disappeared
PLIC
Fat raindrops are
PLOC
Hitting
My
Window
Their pace accelerating
Until they hammer
A soft melody.
I want to sleep.
WHISH
The dishwasher is
WASH
Churning
In
Rhythm.
MEOW
The cat is...
MEEOOWW
Now
Wanting
To go
Out.
And somehow, I,
The only soul still awake in the house
Who wants to sleep
Who NEEDS to sleep
Have to get up,
Lest he wakes up everyone else.
And still
TICK
The clock
PLIC
The rain
WISH
The machine
Sounds that my hyper alert brain
Cannot ignore
I'm tired now.
Please, brain,
Pretty please,
Let me sleep!
***
This was written in the middle of the night, during one of my numerous sleepless nights. Not on prompt, neither in theme nor form. But at least, it helped me, I went to sleep right after having hit publish...

3 comments:

  1. I could feel your restlessness and really like the sound effects of your poem.

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    1. Yes, the restlessness was very present. I was in that state where every single sound seems heightened.
      I'm glad you enjoyed the sound effects :)

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