Sleepless

poem by: Q. Ramirez
Written on Apr 10, 2015

Sleepless


this nightly insomnia that defeats
	                                                                     dreams
it opens wide the eyelids to stare at walls 
	                                                                     ruminating
over the day and why he cannot conquer
	                                                                     sleep
what he is afraid of?
	                                                                     nightmares
it is the persistence of jinn demons
	                                                                     reveries
that have already presaged his nocturnal
	                                                                    periods
		                                                                       of death in bed

 

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A previous user commented:
I can see the allusions you are portraying, but in my perception are faded...? What do you mean?
Q. Ramirez commented:
just having fun with words during a sleepless night. to the right are manners of sleep to the left are my reasons why i found it hard to sleep.
Christopher Russon commented:
I really like this poem. I find it hard to sleep and yet people I know fall to sleep as soon as the hit the pillow

 

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