Insomnia

Sometimes when I can’t close my eyes,
I feel like I’m drifting away.
Sometimes when I can’t close my eyes,
Minutes fade into hours, hours fade into days.

Sometimes when I leave the light on
I feel inspired to write the lovliest song.
Sometimes when I leave the light on
the secrets of the world reveal themselves wrong.

Sometimes when I find myself here alone,
I walk outside to sing a song to the moon.
Sometimes when I find myself here alone,
the end of civilization can’t come too soon.

Sometimes when my eyes feel heavier than my heart,
I crawl under my bed to hide from myself.
Sometimes when my eyes feel heavier than my heart,
I silently scream to the heavens for help.

Sometimes when I slide into a slumbering state,
I’m caught off guard–nonetheless still awake.
Sometimes when I slide into a slumbering state,
I hear a woman whisper in my ear, “Jake.”

Sometimes when I wake up, I just don’t know
who I am, where I am, if I’ll ever be right.
Sometimes when I wake up, I just don’t know
how I will make it through another sleepless night.

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2 responses to “Insomnia

  1. I really like how you ended this poem in the last line.

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