How Much Sleep Should I Get? | Short Poem 24

How much sleep should I get?

I’m not sure.

But I’m stuck here

between a minute and eternity,

dancing with the clock,

listening to the tick-tock

tick-tock.

I’m cold

but I’m hot.

Now I hear the sound of

trucks driving by.

I wonder what time they woke up

tonight.

(Why do they think it’s OK to

make so much noise?)

how much sleep should I get

A soft glow fills the room

from my window.

These dark lights are also too bright.

My heart rate is high (and low).

I’m unsure

if time is passing

or if it’s standing still.

The sound of nothing is so loud

and air taps on my window sill

(and circuses fill my head).

My mind does acrobats

and covers the universe

as I wonder. . .

I wonder,

“How much sleep should I get?”

Photo by Cris Saur on Unsplash.

If you like this post, check out “Insomnia” from My Wall, as well as my own post “Daydreaming.”

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Author: Jonathan Pines

I have experienced a lot in life. For a while, I kept it all inside of me. But now it's time to let it out. I'm writing with all of life's saltiness, perfecting poetry in the process.

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