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Insomniac

June 9, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Why are you up this late?

The windows frosted over are dreamlike.

Around you are coloring books and National Geographic Traveler magazines.

You lay down, lay down across the train seat and rockabye your soul.

Why are you up this late?

Were you waiting for your destination or only for this moment?

You will remember this all your life.

Sometimes I lie awake and change,

pass under tunnels

and through skies.

Sometimes I am flying, sometimes crawling,

sometimes stardust, starfish, Starbursts,

 sometimes stupid and silly, slipping away,

 sometimes happy, sometimes ocean—

 Lonely star,

I don’t know

what shape I’m in.



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on Jun. 18 2021 at 10:08 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

the worst part is, i end up distracting myself from sleeping when I calculate how many hours of sleep I can mange if I JUST FALL ASLEEP NOW! or by telling myself I should be asleep, fall asleep, come on dawn you are capable you're a human you should be able to do this!!