the murder of sleep

evening drops down
not with a bang
or even a whimper
but silent
like a great cat
stalking prey
i am defenseless
in the face of its power

awake and alone
at 3 AM
singing the emptybed blues
it’s a lonely oasis
trapped with nothing
but thoughts
dripping blood
and memories

my guts roil
in the agony of uncertainty
the future gapes
a jagtoothed maw
there is no fire in this belly
courage fled on unshod feet
my dreams once glorious
are dust in murdered sleep

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

the murder of sleep

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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The agony of uncertainty that destroys sleep.

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