poem: sleep alleviates

(148 words) 22 Jun 2018

by S.R.A. Markin

alleviates what:
stomach bloat
and head aches
sleep provides growth
and nightmares
and all the strange
and yet, when i awaken
i tend to forget.

even if now, i lay in bed
for hours and hours on end
by 2 or 3 a.m., i lay down
till 4
and struggle
and struggle
in something where there shouldn’t
be a struggle.

and lately i have been praying,
screaming in my mind
drop it
there has been enough damage
please no more harm.

i know this,
but before it gets good
it only gets worse
but how do i get there
am i wasting time
too much of it with my eyes closed
convinced that i will be taken away
maybe if i am to lay here longer
everything will be okay
maybe, doesn’t solve a thing
i am filled with worry
and yet sleep alleviates.

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