Written by: Funshio The Poet

Despondency stares in the face
Dejection echoes all around
The quietness of the night comes in a tight embrace
Though silent in nature, still largely audible
The roaches mock loudly
Their bellies rocking with laughter
Like humans they converse
The mice converge, their adroitness they exhibit
Erstwhile silent walls blink many times
And with their hands they write
Loneliness announces its arrival
Playing its tune loudly in harmony with others
Fear, most often times, is its backup
Sleep, then silently creeps on board
Its arrival unannounced
The show it totally steals
Ah! Alas there is a companion in sleep