Poems and prose about insomnia and sleeplessness by the poet Sun Shadow. #sunshadowbeats https://ko-fi.com/sunshadowbeats/commissions . . . . . . #poetrycommissions #sunshadow #poetry #prose #poems #sleepless #insomnia #insomniac #wakefulness #cantsleep #restless
NOT TONIGHT There’s a moonlight that dances Into my window each night With a deeply glow, But not tonight. There’s a cricket that sings Into my window each night With a sweetly chirp, But not tonight. There’s a jasmine that floats Into my window each night With a dreamy breath, But not tonight. There’s a whisper that breezes Into my window each night With an airy kiss, But not tonight. There’s a night dew that drops Into my window each night With a lightly lick, But not tonight.
DIE COUNTING SHEEP The dark and a yawn drive me to bed, but though on a pillow I rest my head sleep does not come, but races ahead of my thoughts and winks at me with a backward taunt. I caught her last night and held her tight ’til the starling sang in the light. And tonight she bids me chase again, but I grow weary of her loaded game. My eyes sting and tear for fear I shall never know easy sleep, but must fight and cajole and weep her favour each night or die counting sheep.