6.15.2017

Thursday

I can feel myself retreating
into my own mind while wanting to tell
my friends I love them. I want to do nothing
but lie on the floor holding my kids in my arms
occasionally running off to bed with my husband.
I need to write but want to watch movies, read
a book but my body demands sleep. I want to drink
while sober, take a nap instead of exercise.
I’ll work hard but really want to quit my job,
resist yet surrender. Sparkle and glower. Holler
and whine. I want to run away but stay home.

For Sanaa's prompt in the Garden: OF INSOMNIA AND SLEEP

14 comments:

  1. love the pulls in all directions and the contradictions - a restless fitting poem for the prompt

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  2. Insomnia does that to you, pulls you every which way but you can't make the choice. You've captured that feeling, Marian!

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  3. what an effective craft of restlessness!!!

    much love...

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  4. Oh Marian, this is soo beautiful and poignant it tugs directly at my heart as I can resonate with the fatigue you describe here.. sigh.. big hugs!! Thank you so much for participating!!❤️

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  5. Excellent contrasting; the midnight ramblings within the sleepless mind?

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  6. Bless you for taking us into this world

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  7. Oh, YES. The contradictions in this. The title. WONDERFUL. Any given Thursday. Or any day of the week, really. Oh, our ambivalent hearts.

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  8. I love poetry best when it reads this real... and this beautiful.

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  9. Exactly... that's why we are stretched thin... contradictions. love and hate them.

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  10. This outpouring of contradictions is just the thing that prevents us from sleep. You wrote this so well.

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  11. Life is full of contradictions that choices as a consequence becomes a necessary distraction. Perhaps rendering it more interesting!

    Hank

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