i don't

39944276-0c53-4486-8c88-5dcbca75e708by Jessica Hopkins05 Apr 2019

i can't sleep because something is
screaming

and i try to sob, to force
this emotion

out, to expel it

i can't sleep

i don't even want to try

it is pointless. To wake up tomorrow

it is pointless --

i feel fake and shallow. A show put on
by someone

else

i feel thin.

spread over too much ground, stretched and broken
into something i no longer
recognize.

i can't sleep
i can't cry
i can't continue to try. I need to go

away. i don't mind.