Insomnia

The clock reads two minutes past eleven and all you can think about is how tired you are. As you lie still and stare forlornly at the wall you begin to hear your house moving around you. Every so often the refrigerator emits a frightening sigh, and somewhere down the hall someone is snoring quite loudly. The foundation groans and the hardwood floor creaks beneath the supposedly sneaky feet of your cat. Crazy thoughts leap about in your head as you try desperately to quiet them, but to no avail. 

You stare at the wall. The wall stares back. Finally, right when you think you’ve won the contest, your muscles spasm from the lack of movement and you find yourself facing the opposite direction.

You shut your eyes and ponder. As you finally begin to contemplate the one thing you really want to think about, your eyes slide shut. When you open them again there is a loud alarm clock blaring in your ear. Now is when you really wish you could sleep, but the harsh bell has risen you from your sleep and all hope is lost. There is nothing to do now but get up and go about your day, only to repeat the entire process again that night.

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~ by Rckrgrl on March 9, 2010.

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