What Goes Bump in the Night

She thought she heard the click of a door closing. How odd. Rose was sure she had been the last to turn in. It was late and the family of the house had retired long ago, as had the rest of the servants.

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Insomnia

An awesome poem by an awesome writer! I personally really relate to this poem, and I love the countdown of hours of sleep going on in it. I’m guessing I’m not the only one counting how many hours I have to sleep before going to bed 🙂

mariasjostrand

If I fall asleep now I can get seven hours.

Except I need to get up, because I think I let the stove on.

If I fall asleep now I can get six hours.

Except I’m thinking of all the things I’ve got to do tomorrow.

If I fall asleep now I can get five hours.

Except I’m thinking about all the things I didn’t do today.

If I fall asleep now I can get four hours.

The ticking of the alarm clock is driving me insane.

If I fall asleep now I can get three hours.

I have that big project due next week. I’m not even halfway done.

If I fall asleep now I can get two hours.

How am I ever going to work on two hours of sleep?

If I fall asleep now I can get one hour.

One hour. Surely I can’t work on that.

I’m supposed to…

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