Another Sleepless Night

By: Noemy Campos

 

Go away, go away

 

I cry again and again

 

Turning on my side looking into the night

The city lights hitting my eye daunting

me Another sleepless night

 

Worries here, worries there

Thoughts looping over one another

Last I checked the clock it was 11,

It’s now 3:27 and I’m awake more than ever

Another sleepless night

 

I’m tired, very tired

 

Don’t make me go through this again

I can’t focus anymore

Grades are dropping

 

Another sleepless night

 

I am helpless, I am helpless

 

The old tricks aren’t working anymore

Music, hot milk, showers, melatonin

Nothing makes me sleep

I’ve become immune

 

It’s out of control

 

Dark circles are deepening

I’m seeing things in my

eyes:

Shadow men, illusions from my exhausted brain

Another sleepless night

 

Go to sleep, go to sleep

Shut your eyes and dream

Let your worries leave

 

But how can I?

 

If it’s my worries that won’t let me sleep?