June 12, 2014
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I should probably get some sleep
3am is not a time for pouring out sorrows onto paper
The morning is too young and the stars too bright

I should be dreaming of
blue eyes and summer nights
Instead I am writing of old heartbreaks
and drowning in my fifth cup of coffee

My mother reckons I should get some sleep
When she finds me in the morning
Lights on, slumbering into the warm keyboard
And grocery bags under my eyes
Big enough that I stumble trying to lift them

I should probably get some sleep
When my thoughts start to get obscene
And I am dialing numbers that I shouldn’t be
But sometimes I find it difficult
To lie down in a peaceful rest
When I don’t know if there’s anything worth waking up to

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rose_smosey said...
Jun. 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm
I love this poem! Especially the bit about the grocery bags.
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