Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris


tired and restless
i have a hard time
taking time to unwind
and by the time that my mind
finally settles
and stops lingering on things,
the alarm rings.

i walk through my days
in an REM state,
wondering how much greater they would be
if i were actually awake,
if i could actually sleep
instead of staying up to the wee hours
counting the sheep
that represent all that i have not done.
they “Baaa” my way
while i try to find a way
to push them away
and let my dreams come alive.

time for shut eye,
open, active mind,
never enough time
to unwind…


One response

  1. 1sojournal

    Know several remedies, but none of them work all of the time, lol, so like you, I too, am often a sleepwalker


    September 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

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