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Sep 2018
It keeps me up at night
Not the pain I once felt
Oh not my neighbours stereo
But it keeps me awake

Not the creviced bedbugs
Not the cold of July
Not the squeeking bed
But I can't sleep

Not the nightmares
Not the pills
Not the ****
A full blown insomnia

Its the cold in my heart with a fever in my body
The ache in my heart with a smile on my face
Feeling of loneliness inside a crowd
The empty soul with a full stomach

Am still suffocating in the oxygen tank
And am drowning in plain air
Sinking into the rock
A scorching sun under the cave

And I can't sleep
Written by
Shady Teddy  Masii, Kenya
(Masii, Kenya)   
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