tonight: insomnia

“Many things–such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly–are done worst when we try hardest to do them.”
-C.S. Lewis

oh insomnia, if you’re going to insist on being mine
you will not be allowed the best of me
the world offers too many books to read and questions to consider
and dreams to believe
and so with heavy eyes arguing with one stubborn mind
refusing to guzzle that calm stream sleep
words spill onto pages and sort out these mazes
that confuse and hinder and slow
the curl of a body at rest
and though, insomnia, you frustrate,
what you never steal is peace
ha, take that you silly little fiend


One response to “tonight: insomnia

  1. grrr… i don’t have insomnia… what i have is this crazy skin that wakes me up itching like a madwoman. picture fire ants under the skin. it has me scratching at myself in desperation until it decides to go away. but, either way, i’m awake… reading you and enjoying what i read! 🙂

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