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Just a sporadic writer who drinks too much tea

5 things insomnia taught me

October 7, 2018

PROMPT: Enumeration

1. the world looks different when shrouded in the 3 am streaks of
moonlight. somehow sharper and more real; my actions are
amplified and displayed in an elegant show of monotony and madness

2. midnight holds all my secrets, in an infinite state i can only reach
when my restless brain shrieks blue and scarlet in longing for the morning.
my lies that learned to love the darkness

3. the mind is full of voices, tumbling through when all i wish is to do is
escape to the world of my imagining. doubts and murmurs, fears resurfacing after years
in the dust of my subconscious – they scream to me in the silence i do not dare to fill

​4. the dark is a dangerous place. it fuels despair and makes my clearest moments fuzzy and guilt-swollen. it lives to isolate – great shrouds paint those i thought i knew in
tortured colours. and it is sweet and aching with the threat of morning

5. in those few desperate hours
before dawn prevails and routine continues
i feel most alive
Written at 2 am...


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  • paperbird


    about 2 years ago
  • HeyThereRose


    over 2 years ago
  • ~Kate T

    'Monotony and madness' wonderful use of words.

    over 2 years ago
  • LackingASocialLife

    This is the most poetic and beautiful thing. What a blessing to come out of insomnia! I relate to your pain <3

    over 2 years ago
  • .audrey michelle.

    Wow. I feel ya' (even though it's not half as bad as what you're going through). The voices in my head! It's like I'm hearing them all the time, like I'm talking to myself or something.

    almost 3 years ago
  • rainandsonder

    Wow, you've really captured the feeling of the nighttime. Great job!

    almost 3 years ago