Unplugged for a Minu(e)t(e)

Sometimes I just wish I could turn my brain off,

Close myself off from the incessant pacing of thoughts―

Back and forth and back and forth, across the inside of my skull,

Tirelessly marching out a beat in unfaltering four-four time

(When my already syncopated mind is begging for a rest.)

Mad conductor, please slow this train down!

Let me waltz into a dream, or better yet, pause in silence!

A moment of respect for Sleep, too often ignored

Because your soldiers have no time for― "MARCH!"

Left.

Left.

Left, right, left…