Eyes shut

mind running wild

heart beats unsure

world in turmoil.

Eyes open

into darkness

dancing shadows


Try again

eyes shut

another upheaval.

This time, conniving evil.

Self consuming beast

whom slumber can’t tame

listen to your own breath

and swallow the emptiness

But dawn is breaking

o’er folks awaking.

Insomniac body, heart, brain

failed, once again.

-Iflah Laraib