I Can't Sleep

January 22, 2022

I can’t sleep.
Even though I’m tired.
I can’t sleep.
Brain deprived but wired.
I can’t sleep.
Shooting through the nerves

Keeping from drifting.
No dreams, no dreams.
Ever lessening the stage of sane.
Just stop please, stop

I can’t sleep.
Layered days toppling in the dark light.
I can’t sleep.
Dirty skin stacked glistening.
I can’t sleep.
Shooting through the minutes of fake peace.
I can’t sleep.
Lasting rest swimming away

No time felt, only winded persona.
Legs gone, arms numb.
Stuck down in trembling static.
Noose hung with intended fear

I can’t sleep.
Not the way it was.
I can’t sleep.
Gone with every chime.
I can’t sleep.
Lost patience with words uttered on.
I can’t sleep.
Repeating patterns thin and worn

Same speech kept but not wanted.
An endless joke thinly stretched.
Talk received in droves to calm.
Only loud text but not useful paths.
No end, no end

I can’t sleep

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