Tag Archive: insomnia

Sleeplessness by any other name

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I just took a chill pill (code name: Ibuprofen). It’s 12:51 on the Battlestar Insomnia.  Though I’m not fighting Cylons, I often think the office copy machine/fax/scan/staple thingy is trying hard to become… Continue reading

An insomniacs poem

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The turmoil of a mind refuses to stop talking at me.   Drift away…drift away…feel your toes relaxing, your legs, your hips, your arms… Darkness….peace…almost there. My mind bounces off a celestial trampoline that… Continue reading

Communication

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So….I’m sitting at home after taking 2 pain killers, 2 naps, and a couple of allergy pills. Have you noticed that when you’re sick your mind throws the strangest thought at you? This… Continue reading

THIS SUCKS

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That’s as good an excuse as any I’ve heard. Unfortunately, it’s not true. Here’s what’s true: Once upon a midnight, clearly, head upon my pillow weary, after sleep (an hour, soundly) woke up… Continue reading

Arrugh, with a side of “what?”

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Ah, the 3:30 am wake-up dream. Yep, you read that right. Full color and as real as it gets. Some days I have to wonder if my mind inhabits several bodies at once. … Continue reading

What it’s like…

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The attic rattles with flying squirrels tearing at my boxes; treasures shredded, thrown, used as urinals while they bounce against the walls. Why wasn’t I a better child…a better wife., mother, person, lover,… Continue reading

Writing styles

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It’s 4 in the morning.  What strange thoughts has insomnia brought forth today? How can you find your “voice” by copying someone else’s style? Some people fly through the create-o-sphere at starship speed,… Continue reading

The writer’s not-quite-bright cat

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Other Brother Coon Cat (OBCC) is about to find my last nerve and stomp on it. . I was sleeping soundly when, around 11:45, I heard a BAM, a rustling of bushes, and… Continue reading

Repeat after me…

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Repeat after me, brain… I am sleepy… I am sleepy… I am… Awake. That’s enough poetry for today. And, yes, I know it’s not Friday.  At least I think I know it’s not… Continue reading

It’s only 12:22?

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I have to admit.  I thought the clock was upside down. It’s not 8 minutes until 7:00 am?  Really? At least Insomnia could have the decency to wait until the obligatory 3:00am stare-at-the-wall… Continue reading