Lori 5d

I rushed headlong into the ceiling
cracked face, I could barely stand up
from the opposing force of the
mosquito net

I was a tendril of leaf tunneling
out of my seed cage from deep under
ground, I whispered my nightmares
to the sunlight

I could sleep on a bed of springs
or feathers and yet, I could never
be comfortable, I seek a cocoon
with sleep switch

The rain could be my soothing
melody accompanied by the
harmony of Bollywood but my
brain still travels

Poem ideas could be in memory
and yet, they form as I start dozing
off causing my fingers to itch for a
pen or iPad

I could have swam ten laps and
yet my brain is rowing harder
in its liquid encased darkness,
flickering bulb neurons

I already prolonged sleep,
eyes drooping and I still ignore
it to write and talk and think and
pursue dreams uninterruptedly.

14 of #THESUMMERSERIES
Julia Mae Aug 7

sleep with the door unlocked
hoping that you will come by
crawl next to me in bed
hold me like you never left
it's a false hope
in the morning i know
i'll still wake up alone

alyssa tombs Jul 17

I'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH FALLING ASLEEP BECAUSE AT LEAST THEN I CAN ESCAPE WHAT HAUNTS ME BUT IN REALITY THERE'S NO RUNNING AWAY NO RUNNING AWAY AND WHEN I WAKE UP I'M FREE FOR JUST A MOMENT BEFORE IT ALL COMES RUSHING BACK AND THE WEIGHT ON MY SHOULDERS FEELS HEAVIER THAN IT DID BEFORE I DRIFTED OFF

Zan Balmore Jul 14

You were awake
when I entered,

you're
           telling
                      me
                            now
­you've been asleep
                                 this
                                       whole
                                                  time?

Pe­rfect -- because I have, too

Now, you can release me,
                                             I'll
                                                 release
                                                         ­    you

Lure Pot Jun 19

Stay asleep sweeting
In the flower bed
The moon gives shining
On pillow red.
Stay asleep sweeting
In the flower bed.

A million stars up
In the sky
They're giving up
Your cute shy.
Stay asleep sweeting
In the flower bed.

The blue of the night
Fall on your skin
All silvers sea night
Hug like your kin.
Stay asleep sweeting
In the flower bed.

Smelling below down
Like roes broom
Flaming your gown
Whole of room.
Stay asleep sweeting
In the flower bed.

Hannah Jun 19

Medicate a generation,
So no one wakes up or asks any questions;
I'll take the pills because the truth doesn't make this worth living,
and I'll take the drugs because I'm tired of living a lie.

aryanalynae Jun 10

i could tell you i'm devastated
i could tell you i scream in pain,
as i fall asleep as night
but what would i really gain?

i could tell you i physically ache.
i could tell you i'll never love no one else
but at the end of the night,
i'm saying all these things to just myself

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