This week the Sisterwives were honored to have Matticus guest post twice. The first post was about the perception of cowardice and the second was about insomnia. Today I have an extra surprise for the SisterWives community; a poetic duet titled Insomnia written by Matticus and I.
Written by Matticus and Hastywords
Tip-toeing through mind’s shadows,
Desperate to avoid the dangling drop,
And tightening noose of the gallows:
The dark memories that refuse to stop.
Thoughts, like ants, cover every surface
The walls and ceilings alive with rumors
A bizarrely unorganized mental circus
Insomnia, playing its endless maneuvers
To toss and battle or turn and retreat,
There is too much chaotic crawling to ignore,
Even flight would require a rising beat,
Indecisiveness furthers the internal war.
Yesterday visits needlessly unresolved
Twisting the debris inside my mind
Into this raging storm, anxiety evolved
Now hastier than the tick tock’s grind
The whole world’s weight chokes off the air,
The past, the dark, the unknown, conspire,
Suffocation is no longer too much to bare,
Its final and full relief become the main desire.
Sunrise begins to splatter patterns onto the ceiling
Where a few moments before my eyes had laid
My mind liberated once again from constant reeling
And another sigh escapes my lips as the shadows fade