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it's 4:44 in the morning
and my eyelids are not heavy.
i'm not tired.
and i know i'm not
tired because I've
counted all the sheep
and i've counted
down from 1000
100 times and even
that tedious task
has only left me with
a sore throat and the
thought of the infinite
possibilities of man
ever finding the last
number on the line
and maybe it's possible
and maybe it's not.
and these thoughts
keep me up at night
and i'm fascinated more
by numbers than i am
by sheep and sleep.
these thoughts
are just constellations
that can be formed in
several ways,
can be connected by
different stars and these
stars happen to be comets
and they zip across
the sky and maybe
i'm just afraid to fall
asleep because when i
close my eyes,
everything will
disappear.
and I will be left with
n
o
t
h
i
n
g

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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411Ellie_This 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. said...
today at 12:38 pm:
Wow! This poem is breathtaking! I can see why it was published :-) 5/5 stars! <3
 
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LiaBeThis 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. said...
Nov. 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm:
I love this!
 
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