Insomnia

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I used to wear my heart on my sleeves then I ran out of sleeves
Now I wear my heart in my pen cuz no one seemed to care
Eyes open at night, can’t sleep
Four days go and still I haven’t slept
I haven’t had a night’s rest, no, not yet
Some nights I’d scribble words and weep
Writing about how I stayed awake and wept

It’s a cold night and I can’t study
Eyes red with red bull in my body
My vision is blur and sickly
I’m weak, this happens thrice weekly

Cover me in shame, I failed again
Feels like a matter of time till I’ll fail again
But then again, I’d do my best
Study, pray and leave the rest

I’m an idiot! Really I am!
I need to take better care of myself, I do!
I need to get better at fueling who and what I am!
It’s why I probably won’t date till I say I do!

But wait, I’m supposed to be studying
Wait, I’m supposed to be studying
Wait, I’m supposed to be studying
Wait…. Studying…sleep……

Four weeks later
I still haven’t slept for weeks
For four days and four weeks
I still haven’t slept for weeks

Insomnia is a cruel mistress
For those who love sleep
Insomnia is a cruel distress
For I who needs it

Tomi Olugbemi

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