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Enemy of Sleep

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Enemy of Sleep

Green digital dials punish me for staring
     Threatening
The numbers slowly past 3, on to four....
Then some more...

vision blurred
Words slurred
I roll over to take more torture
From those green digital numbers

Evil beings that they are-

Shadows dance turning my wall
Into a theatrical scene
Of grotesque figures and other
Scary things.

I roll over to avoid the screaming
Green numbers
What can I do?
I asked.sheepishly. 

No answer came
So i just lay here,.none the wiser
green dials still flickering torture.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 8:59:00 PM
    Great poem, Amy. The torture of sleep that is over before you realize it, deeply expressed, with great imagery through your choice of metaphoric words. Enjoyable overall. Check out some of my poems. Might find some you like. Peace