Missing The Bus

It seems I missed

The trip that day

You went

To the optimism farm

I was probably at home

With an ‘on silent’ phone

Sleeping soundly

Through the alarm


Optimism

If I
had
any
spare

I’d
give
some
to you

But
I only
have
enough

To
get
myself
through

This
bullshit
they call
life

(Originally Posted 03.01.2020)

Artificial Intelligence

If only we

Were like machines

Coded in black and white

We would be

Safe in our routines

And sleep far better at night


Outbid

Don’t
give
up,

The
email
reads,

You can
still get
what you
want.

Only an
automated
response,

I
believe,

Could
be so
nonchalant

(Originally Posted 02.11.2019)

6hr 45mins

And so

It comes time

To travel home again

At least

I’ll sleep

On this fucking train


Digging For Worms

Please
make
sure
you
bury
me
deep

So
I can
finally
get
some
fucking
sleep

(Originally Posted 06.10.2020)

Six Hours

I know some prefer

The daylight instead

But I’ve always been

At my happiest in bed


Eighteen Hours

It’s the time
between
waking up
and going
to sleep
that I’ve
always
found
the most
troublesome

(Originally Posted 01.10.2019)

A Pain In The Neck

After spending seven hours today

Sitting on a train

As I lie here

I’m starting to fear

That I may never sleep again


The Sleeping Tablet

Thankfully,

tiredness

descends.

As upon

sleep,

sanity

depends.

(Originally Posted 30.09.2019)

Rattling

Hoping this pill proves fruitful

That it will work as designed

So I swallow another scoopful

To quiet the chaos in my mind


Five A Day

An
apple
a day
may
keep
the
doctor
away.

But
it’s a
pill
at night
that makes
me feel
alright.

(Originally Posted 12.06.2019)

Zzzopiclone

I may excel

At many things

But to my eternal dismay

I know fine well

That sleep, it seems,

Will never be quite my forte


The Dream Catcher

Bad thoughts creep

As I’m without sleep

For yet another night

Fears won’t keep

Whilst I lie and weep

Losing the will to fight

(Originally Posted 01.06.2020)

964 Nights

I haven’t slept

On that side

Even after

All this time

It will forever

Lie empty

As it’s yours

Not mine

Xxx

In The North

It never quite gets dark

This time of year

Which makes the sky so pretty

But when you’re already

Struggling to sleep

It’s actually just shitty

Tiredness

I already want to go back to sleep

And I haven’t even woken up yet

(Originally Posted 08.04.2019)

Resurrection

If I
were
to see
you
again

I
wouldn’t
know
where
to start

So
perhaps
it’s
best

I lay
here
to
rest

And
nurse
my
broken
heart

The Dream Catcher

Bad thoughts creep

As I’m without sleep

For yet another night

Fears won’t keep

Whilst I lie and weep

Losing the will to fight

Fear

I’m
going
back
to bed

It’s
not
worth
staying
awake

From
these
thoughts
in my
head

I need a
fucking
break

Sleep Well?

I dreamt
I was
pulling
little
red
spiders,
from
deep
inside
my nose.

Why we
were
drinking
absinthe
before
bed,
who
the
fuck
knows!

Fifty Winks

I’ve
woken up
on the
sofa
today

Now I
feel
like
a half
shut
knife

I’ve
said it
before
and I’ll
say it
again

I
really
fucking
hate
my
life

8.05pm

I can’t
be arsed
with any
more today

I’m just
going
to go
to bed

At least
that way I
might get
some respite

From the
voices
inside
my head

DIY

I wish
I could
sleep

But I
simply
can’t
relax

I just don’t
have the
strength
to keep

Painting
over the
cracks

Done In

There’s
only so
much I
can write

Before
I go
to sleep
tonight

My
eyes are
heavy and
overtired

My
head is
weary and
overfired

Tuesdays

Waking up tired,
Heart already in pain

I really can’t be arsed,
with this shit again

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