Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sleep vs. Insomnia

I usually get the urge to write when I am completely exhausted and should be sleeping. It takes so much more effort to make myself write when I am wide awake and have time (which is honestly maybe 10 minutes a week, now that I think about it.) I wrote this last night, when I should have been asleep. I should be asleep right now, too.

My mind is alert
and churn-y, but
my hand does
not want to hold the
pen and jot the
words my brain
is dictating.
My arm is failing
under the weight of
propping up my head
so my eyes can see to
Willing myself to
press on to insomnia.
I hate the thought of
forfeiting inspiration if I sleep.

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