Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Sleepwalker


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…

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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

    Elizabeth

    September 4, 2008 at 9:59 am

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