Villanelle – Sleep

Prompt 21, Hour 21

Write a poem about what you are longing for most right now.

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Villanelle – Sleep

2020©DSCoremans

I don’t know how I am still awake;
long ago did I desire sweet sleep.
The fog from my brain I’m trying to shake;

This is a record I don’t want to break
but at this point I’m in too deep.
I don’t know how I am still awake?

My closing victory is still at stake
but with effort I will try to keep
the fog from my brain, I’m trying to shake

The last hints of night which I try to wake
slumber on; they don’t make a peep.
I don’t know how I am still awake,

However I feel this is not a mistake!
And in just three more hours, I can fall in a heap.
I don’t know how I am still awake;
The fog from my brain I’m trying to shake.

2020©DSCoremans
Poem 21 of 24, written for the 24hr Poetry Marathon 2020 by DS Coremans

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