Insomnia

Insomnia

A Poem by eglantine

(There are galaxies pinwheeling all around me and I can’t sleep.)

 

there is a malignance

festering within my bones.

 

night has hypnotized me numb.

 

it pulls Lake Michigan’s secrets in.

 

i stare at my cracked wrists.

 

there is mold in the crevices

of my mind.

 

i need stardust, to taste the burn of light.

 

the moon pulls blood from my heart,

shivers from my skin,

a sirens scream from my throat.


© 2015 eglantine



Author's Note

eglantine
in serious need of a good sleep. Stress causing my insomnia to kick in.

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Parrot like I repeat, but it is true, eglantine is a remarkable poet. It might be worth putting these
`Lake Michigan`poems, into a collection, poets often produce a series of poems on a theme, and all
of this poet`s work is printable and deserves to be read because of its quality !

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

... why have I not thought of that! Thank you so much for that idea! :D I'm actually working on my s.. read more



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I really hope you are able to get the rest and sleep you need.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I used to suffer from insomnia, but since I started working third shift I have realized that I sleep well enough when I get a chance to :)

perspective is a fine thing sometimes

Posted 1 Year Ago


I was listening to a biography of Sylvia Plath and went to read "Daddy" again and it made me think of you.This poem seems to have a little Plath in it.

I hope you are well. Don't forget me when you become Poet Laureate okay? :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

aw thank you Mark :) I'm actually going back to school this January for secondary education to teach.. read more
So hope the release of these brilliant, magic-tinged words gave you the rest you needed... and the dreams to give you relief from such maddening screams. Powerfully voiced.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Parrot like I repeat, but it is true, eglantine is a remarkable poet. It might be worth putting these
`Lake Michigan`poems, into a collection, poets often produce a series of poems on a theme, and all
of this poet`s work is printable and deserves to be read because of its quality !

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

... why have I not thought of that! Thank you so much for that idea! :D I'm actually working on my s.. read more
Plath-y. I like the lack of capitals. Looks stream of conscious-y.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

Thank you Elliott.
This describes it quite perfectly. You found the perfect words for that void-type feeling I can never quite put my fingers on. Great piece. Get some rest. (;

Posted 2 Years Ago


eglantine

2 Years Ago

Thank you! Haha, woke up this morning head pounding, as if I was hungover. Going to the doc. today s.. read more
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What a vivid description of anxious longing for the nothing of sleep :) Meditation helps me. I just focus until I become water lol

Posted 2 Years Ago


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eglantine

2 Years Ago

I wish I could do that! I usually just slip into a bubble bath reading
I can feel the need for sleep through your words. The celestial word choice gives a starry, sleep-filled imagery. Very visual and powerful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

eglantine

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much! I appreciate the read

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I graduated with my B.A. in English (emphasis creative writing) My ultimate goal is to be the U.S. Poet Laureate and to be a college professor of poetry. I'm a wildflower with a poetic soul. I'm als.. more..

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