Insomnia, Coffee, and Butterflies MAG

October 24, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


The night’s music keeps me awake.
There’s melody in the drizzling rain
drip-drip-dripping along the window pane.
I hear it within the old, whirring fan blowing futile air to absolutely nowhere,
And within the distant droning of a
television in the other room.
Together, they strike a chorus.

The poignant scent of French vanilla coffee drifts throughout the house,
And I know you can’t sleep either.
You evade dreams and escape reality
all at once,
One cup after the other.

There’s a certain loneliness to lying awake,
Eyes large because of an anxiety I can’t quite name,
Mind fluttering with those butterfly-thoughts too elusive to tame.
Catch one or catch hundreds more,
Disorienting and tantalizing,
Mystifying and petrifying.

And my eyes can’t help but wander
around the room,
Imagining silhouettes by the doorway.
Your hand rests upon my bedframe.
You’re happy to see me,
You’re laughing.
You have no desire for infinite cups of coffee that drown your thoughts in caffeine.
You catch your butterflies and give
them purpose.
You follow your dreams.

In my nocturnal imaginings, you’re just
how you used to be.
You can call me an insomniac,
But I think the only reason I can’t sleep
Is that I still can’t quite catch
My butterflies.



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on Jan. 19 2015 at 4:51 pm
Vallichor SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone goes through hardships, we just have different stories.

I don't know what it was about this poem, but it really touched me! It was very lyrical, of course, and it seemed so effortlessly written. Good job!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Dec. 8 2014 at 9:31 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank you, Renda! 'Preciate it :) 

on Dec. 8 2014 at 11:56 am
Princess.Renda GOLD, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust." --J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

This is beautiful! Really marvolous, darlin'!! :) I love this peice! Keep writing, dear :)


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