Sleepless

The state of being sleepless is
Supposed to be a romantic
State of restlessness untrue
So untrue
It makes my skin curl around its cells
Like a coil of
Rattle snake lies in waiting for
Its prey
The state of being sleepless is
Like a sentence without
Full stop or even a comma to
Breathe
Like being in a coma awake
Aware that your existence is
Suspended indefinitely and yet
Can’t speak
The pillow may hear you and
Wake up!

There is a law protecting
Pillow rights against
Sleepless souls
Chaotically disturbing
The unbreathable air!

Sleepless is as romantic as
Death but then
Romantic is a funny notion
Like that!

A positive full of contradictory negatives

Swallows the particles of life and living
Like
Dreams
The con-artist of the human mind
Desperate to be

Sleepless.

October 11, 2017

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About alaindesade

Novelist, songwriter and philosopher. Has special interest in human relations, evolution of mind, inter-cultural complications, and the concept of God.
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