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No Glory in My Morning This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Sleep won't come.
I am left with my thoughts
which simmer
until the sky lightens in the east.
I am left with my brain
which rolls and tumbles and frolics in my skull
uncaring that it denies me rest.
Sleep is all around me.
The crickets and I are the only ones untouched by Mab's white fingertips.
My head continues to pound out a beat, long after
the other drummers have dozed off.
Soon, the sky will turn black-blue-gray-pink
in my window. Everyone will wake up refreshed, so delighted to find that they yet live to see another day. I will be bitter, because
sleep never came to me.
The ship sailed
into the starry night
but I was not on board.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm:
i like this :)
 
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<3$~DarkAngel~$<3 said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 2:27 pm:
beautiful... it captures the agony in sleeplessness... a thought tortured sould without the energy to sleep
 
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