Trying for a Quiet Night

December 19, 2011
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I try to sleep,
I try to block out the screaming downstairs.
I try to cancel all my thoughts.
I try to focus on the clock.


I try to start a dream,
one of happiness and peace.
I try, but once again I fail.

I try to take some pills,
“Maybe they will help,” I think.

I try to scream out
I try, but once again I fail.

They holler downstairs,
Blaming each other,
Throwing things in all directions.

I try to think of a night before this was a pattern.
But once again I fail.

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