Digital green illuminates darkness,

emphasizing awakeness,

every sound in quiet house

heard clearly by closely listening ears,

sensory perception heightened to fullest.

Tossing, turning,

fluffing, fussing,

eyes wide,

watching shadows dance

before they sleep.

(lucky shadows)

Mind reels,

thoughts of day bounce to and fro

in un-slumbering head.

Yawning away today,

awake until tomorrow

as sandman slacks off duties tonight.

Close out green glow

as I stare upon insides of heavy lids

that mock me.

'Will sleep ever be apprehended this night?'

my tired brain wonders

as I mercifully drift

into unconscious dormancy.

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