When Sleep Fails

I am tired

So dreadfully tired

Yet, I can't sleep

I want to close my eyes

I want to drift away

I want to slip into my dreams

The place where I can fly

My dreams

The place where thoughts often turn into reality

But I can't

Something is holding me back

Why?

I have tried to fight it

I closed my eyes

But something is keeping me awake

My worries of the day

Why do they choose now to spring upon me?

Playing out on the back of my eyelids

I sit up and drink some water

It isn't enough

Now I am awake, yet tired

But the sleep is never far away

It feels like it is always over my shoulder

Waiting until I am least aware

Then, like a shapeless shadow

It attacks