No Deep Sleep by Alejandro N. Marrero 2/19/2020

Always in bed, laying awake and tired
Insomnia is how this brain is wired
Taking several pills to help me sleep
Every night it’s never long or deep
My nerves are shot, short and frayed
Head agitated and screaming why must it be this way?

Everyday it’s the same things
I get in bed and ignore the phone dings
My routine is flawless but it matters not
This bed hates me, I’ve slept better on cots
So every night I must endure
Waking up to sheets a mess and thoughts unsure

When I’ve been up for hours and hours
My spouse has slept forever it’s his power
I wait the hours until he final wakes up
Then and there the snoring, tugging and annoyances stop
I make the bed perfect and corner tucked
Then grab gemstones and lay down on carpeted floor it sucks
Taking a nap after he’s long left the door

Why can I only nap or sleep alone?
Is this some epic karma from when I’d been born?
The bed is small and mattress horrible
The dreams are vivid, flashbacks and terrible
I do everything I can to sleep well without fright
I’m losing though as I now don’t sleep at night

In bed, awake and oh so tired
Insomnia is why my mind is wired
Taking pills and drops to help me sleep
Every night never long enough or deep
My nerves are shot, short and frayed
Head agitated and screaming why must it be this way?
Please let me sleep.
Let it be peaceful and deep.
Go away discomfort and stress.
Really all I need is rest.

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