I Cannot Sleep – Written Between January and June 1995 (Aged 20)

I Cannot Sleep

cannot sleep tonight
staring out of the window
just see the stars shining bright
and in this night-time glow
i want some daylight
but the time, it goes really slow
and i cannot sleep
head on the pillow
body on the sheet
my subconscious wanting to be far away
my brain counting the minutes –
till the arrival of the day
i think of all the things –
that i have done, and what i want to do
i want to be in the land of dreams
or in the thoughts of you
perhaps it is just the same thing
i look out of thee window, still no blue
i get another drink
and a bite to eat
my mind, it turns over way too quickly
i cannot sleep

James Garratt – January to June 1995

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