I am ready to write pensive, tired prose I am ready to wilt like a petal, dying rose My laptop is dying as I watch the horizon My body is lying as my breath is sighing A million moments all wrapped up for me The wine in my glass has drunk me to sleep
Y'know that feeling? When your body is tired and your brain is too Not sleepy Although you'd probably be out Quicker than a toddler at nap time If you had to lay on the cot No, not sleepy, Exhausted. Drained. Tapped out. All the coffee in the world Wouldn't stop those lids From drooping Even sitting, resting, Takes energy Energy that is All but washed up Running on empty And you know That you've got to wake up tomorrow And do it all again.
I hit the wall Away from this Mental frontage Where is my Fortitude I dig And I labor For what The same results? No! It changes So slowly Excruciating But it’s there Some movement Days might Trek back I weep And produce Different Tracks Will it end? Always asking That question Unknown future Seems bleak I need the ~ hope A new spark-fire Resuscitate Rejuvenate A tiny ember To begin again
I am. I am a cold, crisp autumn field. I am a plush scarf in the breeze, I am omnipresent, and yet never near. I am a crackling fire in a winter freeze. I am crumbling, cold, and free. I am encumbered by the slush and snow. I am waiting toe-to-toe. You have seen me, slouched, burdened, fatigued by the stress of the day, waiting in the back of the bus bay. I am all, and I am more.
there was a girl who was tired from working too much. she pleaded for the work to stop but it just kept coming. drowning, drowning she felt like she couldn’t even breathe. sleep didn’t even help her escape the immense responsibilities she had on her shoulders.
they keep coming. they keep pummeling her. they keep asking more of her.
she is spending herself. she is spent. she is exhausted. she needs a break. she needs to rest.
but rest is elusive. she can’t stop working. she has to keep on working and keep on going. staying strong? what does that even mean.
strength is all she has. she relies on herself alone.