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Writing the Unutterable

The test of endurance Comes before dawn I know the steps, let's dance Sway me before I yaw Ready to tangle to twist The kaleidoscope fa

4:00 A.m.

Endurance comes in the night
Insomnia is good
I'll know if you are coming
for me
The big yearn is unconsciousness
The anxiety is i'll never sleep, for
The eyes are my knives
"One day you will not be here"
she says. no amount of
Shiva green can bury this
Come on, let's dance


in search of bliss. This is life.
Meaning disappears in the
twist of the kaleidoscope

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Comments

Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on May 28, 2019:

My doc got sick of me telling him "I cannot sleep". He finally told me "Look: there was a man who had a brain injury in a motorcycle accident" he said "he never slept again and was fine" :D It's possible to take a physics final exam with no sleep. most nervous I've been in my life. as the class average was lower than mine, a 78 percent meant an "A" :D

Justin Aptaker from United States on May 28, 2019:

I'd have to credit much of my own best poetry to sleep deprivation too

Linda Kloss (author) from Corpus Christi on May 28, 2019:

Thank you Justin. I give credit to sleep deprivation

Justin Aptaker from United States on May 27, 2019:

Again, your poetry resonates with me on what feels like many levels. I certainly enjoy reading it.