With aching body and burning eyes
from too much reading, seek repose.
Pillows thumped and shoulders hunched,
lamp extinguished, darkness soothes.
The world retreats, oblivion beckons.
Dreams approach with every second.
A new world appears, fantastic scenes
where I can fly to escape danger.
The gauze lifts, reveals the stranger
who’ll be adored as my destiny.
The scene shifts to domestic strife,
anxiety, tension and stress take over –
until a jerk hauls me back to life.
Morning brings my cup of tea,
a swift return to sanity,
and for a while, sweet sleep is gone.
second try for OctPo 27
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