Tic-Toc and moments pass
the hourglass of time.
Precious seconds, minutes, hours
time that won’t come again.
Bed time came and went last night
anti-climactic at best.
I’d been waiting all day after the night before
of lying restlessly awake.
I stayed up as late as I could
but the time finally came.
Down the hall to my darkened room
and a warm and comfy bed.
I knew before I wanted to admit it
that sleep was not going to come.
Yet I lay there quietly beckoning
knowing it was all in vain.
I tried every trick in my little book,
a guided meditation.
I got up and watched tv awhile
and even had a snack.
Nothing worked and my tired,
sleepless body started to ache.
My head began to hurt and my eyes to burn
this was never going to work.
I gave in to trying as the hours passed
the longest night of my life.
As each minute moved on the face of the clock
I swear I heard a laugh.
At 2 am I heard the rumbling
of the neighbor’s washing machine.
I guess I’m not the only one
with insomnia tonight.