Insomnia

Darkness dances
in my eyes
attempting to rest
the mind
but thoughts
invade
persist
forbid
bedtime repose
Nightly
hours
of sleepless stress

Is everything ready
for
tomorrow?
What if
I’m not ready?
Will I lose 
control?
…count backwards 
one hundred
ninety nine
ninety eight
ninety seven…

12:17
Did I make 
my car
payment?
What if 
I didn’t?
Will it
ruin 
my credit?
…count backwards
one hundred
ninety nine
ninety eight…

2:47
What did she
mean 
by that?
Am I 
wrong?
Did she tell 
others?
…count
…back wards
one hundred
ninety nine…

4:06
Why 
am I awake
again?
What’s on
TV?
channel 599
click
channel 598
click
channel 597
click…

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