Ode to Insomnia

FOR so long I have been unconscious

Sleepwalking has life bragged on and on and on

It continues as you struggle to keep up, tantalising you as you fall behind behind behind

They say it is good to rest

But there is no rest for my mind

I am the seam between awake and asleep

I am groggy and heavy with thoughts

Thoughts I overplay

Thoughts that chase me from ease

So our idols stay idle as we break our knees to remain in their good graces

While they lay down we stare in quiet reverance

Making them out to be more than just human

I have treated people as though they are better than they were

Keeping myself alert for them

When I should have slept with both eyes open

So I wasn’t shocked when they slipped through the dark

Black sand between lazy fingers

I drag myself out of bed every day

With my knuckles running along the floor

It just goes on and on and on

Doesn’t it?

FOR so long I have been unconscious

Sleepwalking has life bragged on and on and on

It continues as you struggle to keep up, tantalising you as you fall behind behind behind

They say it is good to rest

But there is no rest for my mind

I am the seam between awake and asleep

I am groggy and heavy with thoughts

Thoughts I overplay

Thoughts that chase me from ease

So our idols stay idle as we break our knees to remain in their good graces

While they lay down we stare in quiet reverance

Making them out to be more than just human

I have treated people as though they are better than they were

Keeping myself alert for them

When I should have slept with both eyes open

So I wasn’t shocked when they slipped through the dark

Black sand between lazy fingers

I drag myself out of bed every day

With my knuckles running along the floor

It just goes on and on and on

Doesn’t it?

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