less rest

restless
in the dark
she rests less
than her body demands

the pressure
to sleep
at night
climbs higher and higher

this is unhelpful

counterproductive

the more you want it
the more you need it
the more
it
evades
you

and anxiety rises.

anxiety – also not a sleep aid.

she’s tried the stuff in bottles
ineffective
or frightening as hell

memory erasers

when you’ve counted all the sheep
three. separate. times.
solved the Sudoku
finished the book
the whole, frickin, boring book
(I’msorryGodsometimesit’stheBible)
and still toss
turn
flip the pillow

and flip
again.

flip.

what is left to do?

sleep, of course.
but you can’t.

she can’t.

that is the point.

restless
in the dark
she rests less
than the body demands

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