A poem by Tahli Benson
As the early hours of the morning approach me,
The lingering thought of knowing
That I am yet to get some sleep,
Deepens in my mind,
And it makes me shudder.
My body is tired,
But my brain is full of life.
I can hear birds chirping,
As I notice the night sky begins to lighten.
And I start to prepare myself to fight,
The tiredness that will try to sweep me up
In its arms that make you feel so safe,
As the sun begins to rise.
But I won’t sleep, no
I’ll battle with fatigue today,
And I’ll try to make it through,
Exhausted and without any energy to spare,
Until the sun begins to fall,
At the end of another long day.
And I’ll cross my fingers,
Insomnia doesn’t hold me captive,
And maybe I’ll get some sleep.