Sleepless I dream

Mind tattoos embrace me

Keeping me away from rest

The thoughts never end

Asking me to stay awake

Painted images flash

Living with my eyes closed

Only to open to another day

Repeated happenings

Walking this way

Running that

Never stopping, never ending

When am I allowed to sleep?

Or am I to walk these halls forever

Giving up on true relief

Of the eager mind

Going on

And on

And on


I beg my own conscience


Let me lay myself to bed

Instead of this eternal damnation

Of sleepless dreams