Stay Awake

March 26, 2008
By Lisa Parraga, Congers, NY

Stay awake
I can hardly stand the wait
Eyes wide open at first
Drifting from corner to corner

Slowly closing
As the pressure increases
Lights flashing all around me
Penetrating my eye lids
I squint in pain
Waiting for that moment

Am I dreaming?
Or is this reality?
I can’t tell anymore
All I can do is stay

How can I kill time?
I can feel my head pounding
Is that blood?
My breathing thickens, sweat everywhere
….And then suddenly,
I am lying still.

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