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No Sleep

No Sleep

I grit my teeth
Rape a smile barbells on my feet.
You think I cry
I’ll tell you no lies
The bags are from lack of sleep.
The baby cries
Sirens in the streets
A man angered and in heat
As he packs his gat
A mental kiss he leaves for me.
He’s in the street
And here I am with a kid who won’t sleep.
Does he hear shells drop non-stop?
Lights ablaze all night.
Maybe my boy child was scared.
Me too.
Shut your mouth ghost.
Aborted two months ago.
I still hear his cries.
**** I need a drink
Over they’re on top the sink.
A jelly jar of Brandy
Maybe now I’ll sleep.
Outside parks a jeep.
Jumping out they blast their heat.
Now I’ll sleep.
Text going off.
44 the code.
Flush the shit
I do the deed, with lack of care.
I’ll never get no sleep.
They bust in my mental lust
Yelling shouting
Nothing is what I say.
While they search 
They find nothing
Get off me and leave my 3rd floor 
Patrol the danger out there.
So I can sleep.
The danger in my mind uncontrollable.
Hurry and get back
Where the **** he at?
Keys in door steps in hall
Too small for walls
Yelling.
I won’t move
Don’t feel like it
Come to me
He kicks the bedroom door
Sex and fist me.
Fall against the dresser
Back hurts, no visible tears.
Gripping my throat, pulling me up
Yes give me sleep.
He starts to falter
Crying he drops me
not today, no sleep.




Excerpt from Hood Child

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:44:00 AM
    What a day, Nefretti! Hope, by this time, you are well rested and happy. Thanks for reading my stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Hi Nefretiti, a real and sad tale, very well expressed. Thank you for sharing this poem. Michael