before sleep comes

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do you ever lose yourself
when the night breaks to day?

and sullen silence is stained by white noise
but the darkness remains, caught in the ridges
of your molars as you grind down life
into ingestible inches of time.

there’s these sticky, murky thoughts
stuck behind the tongue and you’re not sure
if they’re even yours, head pounding
from all the muddled drinks
and puddled tears, you feel your heart
ache for someone you have yet to meet
and might never know, maybe that’s
for the best because the ones that get close
tire of how you dwell over the same mistakes
day and day again, the wayward words
carried by the wind litter barren streets with bro-
ken signs, nobody bothers to listen.

too many already dance in our heads, hallow skull but a
crowded stage, no space for new thought
or moving on, only screaming matches
against ourselves, stubborn anthems
against unmovable fate, I don’t know
if I’m starting to lose voice or mind,
I think by the time both go, it’s time to close my eyes.

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3 thoughts on “before sleep comes

  1. Ah, I loved this! The second stanza especially is something that’s so relatable and you wrote it so beautifully. To be honest, the first 2 stanzas could have been the whole poem and I would have loved it. But aha, I’m glad there was more ^^ I’m happy to see you’re back, too 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! ^^ Besides, hiatuses are part of the whole writing experience, so it’s not really something to hold against someone, even if there’s often this emphasis that as a blogger, you should be blogging regularly or even constantly. Just, welcome back 🙂

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