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sherrie-theriault's picture
Aug.04.2013
August 4   Sleep Tight   Did you dream?  Sleep the sleep of faultless souls?  Or twist the sheets as in that Gilbert & Sullivan treatment?  Are night time wrestlings an indication of decadent day- time activity?  Or is it all simply a matter of happenstance? ...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.09.2012
There was a deeply purring cat licking my face and kneading. There was a smell of skunk. A bladder needed voiding. Lips and a throat asking for water.  Cats were fed. Refuge sought in bed and sleep. Thoughts awakened. There were thoughts of short stories. A promising beginning was  ...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.15.2012
My early mornings aren't comical or romantic, just fragmented moments. There's no soft music playing as dawn rises, nor are their children playing out their antics, just a soft rumble, an avalanche, as events overtake the concept of sleep and forces me to get up. 5 AM, cats are stirring, talking,...
annette-talbert's picture
Feb.10.2012
Lying quietly in the dark,head on pillow,waiting for sleep. The body relaxes,the mind begins to driftbut the brain synapses     will not stop firing their negative thoughts.Sweet slumber I see you hiding just beyondthat gossamer veilCome for me,take me into your armsand...
amanda-baker's picture
Jul.21.2011
It's nearly 5 am and I have been up all night. I'm not tired, I haven't yawned; I've barely moved off the couch, in fact. BUT, I also haven't gotten a snack, had caffeine or anything else stimulating. I shut the tv off hours ago (11pm, in fact...there's nothing good on tv after 11pm. There are...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Jul.20.2009
It is two am and I can't sleep. This is very unlike me. I am what you call a deep sleeper, and need at least a solid eight hours of sleep in order for me to make it through a day without needing a nap.I don't know why! I have always been this way. I am not good before 7am, and not even before 8am...
amira-nagati's picture
Sep.26.2008
We live in a really hateful world, Priests and Sheikhs lashing out at each other and are torn apart from within, And in the process, God is sworn at instead of sworn by, In the process, the lady jumps off the window and the boy over-doses and dies, I, want to die.. I lie on bed while the light...