Thursday, April 19, 2012

NaPoWriMo #19: Reasons for insomnia


Under the covers

doubts gossip
ghost theories
trails haze
rubbing eyes
twelve again

sleep hunting
shades stalk
warm breath
chilled air
slipping away

More fun with minimizing. Haiku was definitely more fun to do.


Pat Hatt said...

Like how the second one feels so prey or be preyed upon, great sets.

dsnake1 said...

nice work, interesting form of two lines.

short poetry is definitely more fun. :D

Brian Miller said...

i def am not a fan of insomnia...why is it my mind switches on when i put my head down?

Fred Rutherford said...

Very fun. I just love how the title is like the question, and the poem itself is a possible answer. Lots of great examples of those things we think of while trying to sleep, which in effect keeps us awake longer. Fun piece. Excellent read. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Under the covers great title, and you really follow the flow so well. I'm not sure these are reasons for insomnia or an illustration of its cure! K.

Victoria said...

Sounds so familiar. Like the brevity and discipline of this.

Ravenblack said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

It's hard to sleep with this active mind, "active" as in: it follows every thought no matter how silly everywhere. It thinks even more in the dark when there's nothing else to distract it. :D I found it helpful to write down things that I want to keep in mind, at least a way of leaving it out before I put my head on the pillow.

Claudia said...

sometimes it would be good if we could just switch our brain off when we go to bed..

Anonymous said...

I suffered from insomnia for 15 years and I never miss it. Active mind indeed! I'm loving your skill with the short pieces :).

Ravenblack said...

Claudia: Yes, like a real physical timer-type switch installed for insomniacs. :)

Anna: I used to have to take melatonin every night. I did that for quite a number of years. But I've stopped taking them, anyway, they are not so readily available anymore. Practicing meditation seems to help me now.

Thanks for the comments.