Insomnia

If I fall asleep now I can get seven hours.

Except I need to get up, because I think I let the stove on.

 

If I fall asleep now I can get six hours.

Except I’m thinking of all the things I’ve got to do tomorrow.

 

If I fall asleep now I can get five hours.

Except I’m thinking about all the things I didn’t do today.

 

If I fall asleep now I can get four hours.

The ticking of the alarm clock is driving me insane.

 

If I fall asleep now I can get three hours.

I have that big project due next week. I’m not even halfway done.

 

If I fall asleep now I can get two hours.

How am I ever going to work on two hours of sleep?

 

If I fall asleep now I can get one hour.

One hour. Surely I can’t work on that.

 

I’m supposed to get up now.

I call in sick.

And finally…

I sleep.

 

 

12 thoughts on “Insomnia

  1. Reblogged this on Mie Kjerulff and commented:
    An awesome poem by an awesome writer! I personally really relate to this poem, and I love the countdown of hours of sleep going on in it. I’m guessing I’m not the only one counting how many hours I have to sleep before going to bed 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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