Sleeper – Written Wednesday 3rd October 2001 (Aged 26)

Sleeper

i slept for three hours today
i know you understand
sleep does not come easy
it is not a disorder
just a fear of inspection
and a lack of cover
i sleep for a few hours a day
i snatch my sleep wherever i can
i know what you will say
i hope you can understand
i cannot fight the screams
i cannot stop the travelling –
in my dreams
i slept for a while
a headache took hold and it took my smile




James Garratt – Wednesday 3rd October 2001


More poems at
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/


More about this blog, The Boy Behind the Glasses, here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2001 here https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poetry-and-writing-2001/

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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