Insomnia

Insomnia (By Cat Matchuk)

woman sitting on white bed
Photo by cottonbro.

I only see you in dreams.

Don’t dwell on it
Don’t think about what could have been

These friends, these voices
scramble over each other to be the loudest

Don’t do it, she can’t do it, they say.
She’s scared, turn back, turn back.
You’re almost there, this is it,
do it, don’t do it.

What does it mean to be too far gone?

She tiptoes the line between dreams and reality
cross, trip
wipe away the line as if it were dust.
Now she cannot tell
what is a dream
and what is real.

She can’t focus,
she’s in a daze,
dizzy from watching herself from above
A story that isn’t her own,
but she is the main character.

To escape
she wants to throw herself
off
the tallest mountain
and scatter against the sands of dreams and reality.

Now she cannot tell
what is a dream

and what is real.

Poetry

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