Eyes heavy, sky finally dark It's time to end the day but when I close my eyes, I am haunted. Rapid eye movement underneath closed lids, the room is spinning and I can feel it twisting and turning around me. It is too late for this, body too droopy and brain much too drowsy. We are almost always so ready to head to bed. What about when our bodies don't give in? I am being kept awake, held prisoner in my bed, forced to think about how odd it is to sit here, lie here. There is so much potential, even strength, in learning how to let yourself go-- to have full control. Isn't that all we hope for?
I hope you enjoyed this short little piece! It was inspired by a few nights ago when I was having trouble sleeping and became all too aware of just how my body felt while trying to force it to sleep. Please feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments. Stay safe and healthy out there.