Lindsay MaillouxComment

Bedtime Haikus

Lindsay MaillouxComment
Bedtime Haikus

Bedtime Haikus

Way too many words

Computer screen endless page

Maybe just twelve more

 

Feeling a feeling

Deep blue round glasses sad

Pushing a button

 

Nightshade light resting

Thoughts quieting digesting

Time to fall asleep

 

Transition me to

Black dark serenity please

A place of no dreams

 

Seven syllables

Each catching, holding, showing

What’s inside my heart

 

Standing and knowing

Something they can never know

Unless I tell them

 

Grey pen in my hand

Phone light propped against my chest

This is how I’m brave

 

Broken skin stretched thin

Let me curl up in a ball

Living is just hard

 

Stunted growth I’m me

Anxiety-wrought shaking

Not who I want to be

 

Dreams reality

Not in the same universe

You have to pick one

 

Pushed, poked, pulled stretched thin

A mind with ragged edges

Please just set me free

 

Morning not my friend

‘Nother day ‘nother dollar

Then it’s time for bed

 

Outline of myself

Maybe ten feet before me

Still I can’t reach her

 

Release let go breathe

I want more than anything

But I can’t seem to

 

It’s less than a week

But I might not survive it

Let me fall asleep

 

What makes me happy

Is a mystery certain

Rain shine smile and frown

 

I’ll say a prayer

But it won’t be beautiful

Take my honesty