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Fatigue


Just another long afternoon
Of another long long day
Mind numbing weariness
That just won't go away.
My eyelids are heavy
I just want to sleep
For once no need
To be counting sheep
The cat is staring at me
In almost hypnotic control
It's so intense as though
He's penetrating my soul.

I break his gaze with
A great effort of will
I feel in my mind that
He's staring at me still
There are so many things
That I really should do
But it's taking all my effort
Not to sleep the day through.
The stairs loom like mountains
I'll need to conquer tonight
For maybe three hours sleep
And a mostly broken night.

Fatigue and insomnia seem
Somehow to combine
And the days this week
Seem to be a blur of time.
A cycle of existence that
Some how seems to take
A huge force of will to gather
The mental strength to break.
It may still take days but I know
There'll come a time  when
I'll break free from this torpor to
Get my life back on track again

 







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