Posted in original, sleep / insomnia

AWAKE!!

the pillow is hard, the bed is full of air

my eyes will never close.

 

I keep them open ’til they’re numb

but my old friend still won’t come

for the Sandman seems to have forgotten me

yet again.

 

I try everything

toss, tumble —- tumble and toss

the sheets are everywhere

and still I am awake

 

I envy the dreamer with his peaceful sleep

off to dreamland…miles away

 

I lie here in this world of insomniacs

haunted by the dreams that never come.

The sun is slowly creeping up

while sleep still eludes me

I may forever be a prisoner of this sleepless land