Don't Go To Sleep (The Long Distance Relationship Poem) MAG

May 2, 2014
By J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
J.Dillinger PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty someone is feeling the exact same way. This isn't to say you aren't special. This is to say thank God you aren't special."
- Neil Hilborn


It’s night.
The stars are pouring into my retinas
In slow motion
Like molasses or any dream.
My phone screen is black
And I’m waiting to hear your voice
Across eons of dirt and distance.
Don’t go to sleep.

You moved to California
And it was ten o’clock your time
Don’t go to sleep.

I’m getting scared. You said you’d call.
I’m getting scared that
Someone else’s hands are doing
What I’m too far away to do.
Don’t go to sleep.

I’m picturing your nails dug into his back.
Don’t go to sleep.

I see your phone on his nightstand.
Don’t go to sleep.

I see my face evaporating from your
consciousness.
Don’t go to sleep.

I see you forgetting me.
Don’t go to sleep.

I consider driving to you.
I consider getting behind the wheel
And driving till
The eons fall blank
The highway melts
Just to quell the fear.
Don’t go to sleep.

My eyes can’t keep open anymore.
Don’t go to sleep.

I go to sleep.
Images of you flicker like flint
Behind my eyelids.
Your mouth becomes a receiver
And all that comes out is a dial tone.
I’m scared that I forgot your voice.

I wake up in the morning.
Sunlight knocking on my eyelids.
No missed calls.



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on Jan. 15 2015 at 10:59 am
rosevomit BRONZE, Cornish, Utah
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danggg used to feel this all the time

on Jun. 18 2014 at 2:52 am
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
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"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

I really love this. It gave me this feeling that somthing was tugging in my chest. very effective writing.


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