Noisy Sleep

I crave noise to sleep

Any noise like the caw of a crow

It pierces the silences of the day 

Always there in the background 

Reminding me that I am not alone

The dead silence haunts me like a ghost

It whispers an unsettling sound of emptiness 

I can’t see it but I know it’s there

I need the silence broken

The TV, or music 

Better yet the sound of rain

How I pray for rain

Only things that provide comfort

It relieves the uneasy feeling of being alone with no distractions

The empty noise fades into the background 

At peace finally

Can sleep now 

Only to be awoken in the middle of the night

The TV is off or the music has stopped 

The app asking if I’m listening 

The rains have left

The white noise has returned 

The raven of my madness 

I’ll sleep nevermore 

Let me sleep!

Why won’t you just let me sleep!


Day #379 SJD © 2021 Segundo Juan Devora. All Rights Reserved

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