Addled

An addled mind,

The dreams won’t let go.

Struggles to wake,

This battle’s for show!

 

There’s grit in my eyes,

And drool on my lips,

A crease on my cheeks,

And a kink in my hips!

 

I must be alert,

For this life I now live.

Expectations galore,

They take and I give.

 

All work and no play,

Or play and no work,

The rhythm’s all off,

I feel such a dork.

 

The answer is plain,

To questions I ask,

It must happen now,

An ominous task.

 

But do it I shall,

By the strength of my will!

I should be remembered,

For ages until . . .

 

I lay down beside me,

My pillow is soft.

Another five minutes,

Of dreaming aloft.

27 thoughts on “Addled

  1. Murphy's Law

    Why is it that those “five more minutes” are the best minutes ever?!! We all need to keep our pillows fluffed in these stressful days ahead, I’m a little anxious too. Well, more than a ‘little’!!

    Your poem and artwork are a perfect duo.

    Stay well and be safe. May the worst thing you come down with is boredom, and that’s unlikely with your creative mind!! 🤗
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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