Do you ever?

Do you ever lie in wait

at the corner of your bed

hoping to wake

before the morning alarm

before day break

but you just can’t rest?

Entombed the night before

with a heavy head

and the sombre embrace

of the unseen lead

that sits on your shoulder blades

like a paper weight

holding you back

between a Monday and a mess.

Your face is still in your hands

there is whisky on your night stand

you can’t even cry yourself to sleep

you can’t even will yourself to weep.

So tell me again

with dreamless eyes

and insomniac minds

what is it that you

want for Christmas this year?

A horse?

A sled?

A rainbow bed?

Image Courtesy : Adam Jaime on Unsplash

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