Because I Cannot Sleep Tonight - Poem by RIC BASTASA

because i cannot sleep tonight
i have to pay the price
my morning and noon tomorrow
shall be my night
and the whole day i will sleep too
not speaking to anyone
not having breakfast
and lunch

another dinner for one on a candle light
they will all be sleeping
and i will be working

like a vampire have i become
thirsting for blood
wanting more flesh
shying away from the ordinary hustle and bustle
of this world

i wake up when everyone sleeps
i sleep when everyone wakes up

and soon they will all complain
and bury me


because i have refused to learn how i must live
with them

and of course, they will not like it, tomorrow morning
the rules will be posted in the ref

they know i still need a drink, and the cold water
is stored in the ref

they are away on a trip, and they will wait
as always.......wanting to understand, wishing that i change....

i am still thinking, if i better get lost and be not found forever

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

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