Treasure Island

Laura Milner

(16.04.93 / Manchester)

Delayed Sleep


As dust settles in our eyes, my acidic tongue awakens.
A blackened sprout-like enemy,
it attempts to turn me blind.

As you succumb to sleep, my consciousness begins to shame me;
a blanket so heavy I wish for suffocation.
I cannot bear to sleep with a lead-heavy head.

A pillow, however plush,
could perish underneath my burning temple.
A strained, springless mattress ridden with unease.
I wish that I could join you in slumber.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 15, 2013
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  • Paul Brookes (6/30/2013 9:51:00 AM)

    Your poetry is truthful with great integrity as well as being well written I have enjoyed reading them 10/10 BB =: OD (Report) Reply

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