Memories

Written by: Pravir Dass

I fear my sleep.
For my mind unshackled 
Runs rampant
Visiting colonies of forgotten thoughts
And unwanted memories.

It bypasses the chains 
And the padlocks
Paying no heed 
To their reason for being.

I feel overwhelmed 
As past emotions overthrow my dreams
And invades my head
And I am consumed!
The avalanche has begun.

I feel weak
For a  fortnight of insomnia
Is the price I willingly pay
As I stay awake to forget