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You asked me: if I had to describe
Life, with just one analogy –
What would I choose?
I didn't answer then,
But now I think I've found it.
Life is being alone in your bed,
With an alarm set for the morning,
Trying to fall asleep; only
A million thoughts keep
Filling your head –
Agendas, tasks, words left unsaid
Your pillow is too hot, so
You flip it over, and minutes later,
You flip it over again.
Every time you look at the clock
You recalculate: how many hours
Of sleep you have left;
The less you have, the more awake
You suddenly feel, your brain
Dancing around fears that are still
So faraway.
Life is turning between the sheets,
Wrapping them around your legs,
Adjusting the way your ear
Fits against your pillow, again and
Again, counting sheep in desperation
Waiting for a few hours of peace.

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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Labradorian This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2013 at 9:04 am
Was suprised by the accuracy of the metaphor - it made me re-read a couple of times, once for the writing, which was refreshingly visual, and once for the concept. Congradulations on your editors choice!
 
writefearless said...
Aug. 12, 2013 at 8:34 am
i totally can relate with this poem. i admire how you constructed the ideas. great job! :)
 
KeepLiving said...
Aug. 12, 2013 at 8:18 am
This poem is amazing. I love the meaning behind the words. It's beautiful.
 
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