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January 24, 2016
By BrokenWingsofVanityAndWax PLATINUM, Centennial, Colorado
BrokenWingsofVanityAndWax PLATINUM, Centennial, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I'm not too far from you, I can't wait to see you, again and again. Pick me up to the highest level, and lay me down once. I reach the clouds. I'm not a fiend, just persistent in my being. - Chelsea Grin Don't Ask Don't Tell

I know that I should be asleep
Like the others on board with me
My mind is a roller coaster that has no end
Always running full speed ahead.
Even the airline personnel have sleep in their eyes
I know that I have baggage under mine
Like most other people
My bags are my own doing through
Always staying up late
Even when I know that I should sleep.
I know that I have a caffeine addiction
Like many other Americans
My caffeine addiction is because I don’t sleep
Always tired, even when I’ve slept.
I’m really too tired to be writing this
I know I probably shouldn’t be
But the flight is long
And my wifi is gone
So maybe I must write this.
Sleep is trying to eat me
Swallow me whole, envelop me in darkness
Like a sweet lover’s embrace
Maybe I should sleep
But there isn’t sleep in my eyes
But there is in my mind.
I know that I should be asleep
Like the other people around me.
My mind is a bullet, dangerous in the wrong hands
Even when I am those hands.
Maybe I should sleep
But on a plane?
I would rather jump
Off a cliff
Into water
Off a bridge
Into an inflatable pillow
Off a boat
Into the arctic sea
Maybe I just don’t like sleep.
Maybe I should just let chaos ensue.

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LoveLetters said...
on Jun. 4 2016 at 5:57 pm
Beautiful and intelligent.