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Insomnia is horrible. It's torture.

Lying Awake

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse31 Oct 2013

I will tell you anything
You might want to know:
Just please let me sleep.

Resistance is worn down by
Hours blinking in the
Eye-accustomed dark,

Trying to count sheep, or cats,
Or visited lands,
Or airports flown from,

Or perhaps to, because they
Aren't always exactly...
But anything to stop

The insurgent anxiety
Infiltrating the
Revulsion of the

Stoicism we all show in
The blood-drained face of
Other men's nightmares.