Professional Insomniac


I stay up all night

Watching you sleep until the morning light comes

Adding to the dark rims under my eyes

And the yawns in the bright dawn.

You look for answers in my behavior

Wondering if there is something you need to turn off for this to stop.

There is nothing you can do.

I would stay up all night doing nothing if I could.

There are days I even wonder

“Was it because mother woke me too much? Or was it the times when I wanted to watch-“

Does it matter anymore?

I am me, and like you dozing in bed.

If I could get a paycheck to do this,

I would do the same damn thing- except in an expensive suit jacket.


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