Thursday, January 14, 2010

now you try

I tried lying on my back, but sleep would not have me.
I tried fetal position, left side, then right, but sleep would not have me.
I tried sleeping on my stomach with my right foot dangling off the bed, but sleep was not buying.
I tried the pharmacopoeia nesting snug under the childproof, but sleep was not fooled.
I tried holding my arms & legs in the air until they were exhausted. No go.
I tried feng shui brain,
yoga brain,
rack and pinion brain,
and brain of the fat shambling Buddha.
I tried breathing through my mouth.
I tried not breathing.


Kass said...

If I never see another post from you, I'll know the not breathing thing worked a little too well. I've never thought of insomnia as being yet another form of rejection. Interesting way to put it.

June Calender said...

I know just what you mean. Well written.

Ron. said...

Oh, it is never not for want of a failure not to give up trying.

Or, um, sell the useless alarm

Anonymous said...

in my entire life, i've never had problems sleeping. Not one night - until last year. Issues at work made it all but impossible. I now know why so much has been written and so many phamaceuticals have been bought for sleep.

Insomnia sucks. zzz

ron hardy said...

Sleep is like a hungry poodle. No, wait, like a shoe with a sock stuck way down inside. No, wait, like something you forgot you had and now you forgot that too. No, wait, sleep is off with someone else tonight. Yeah. Sleep is out there. Give (it,him,her) a call, a text. "Miss you. Call me. Stop bye. Love you."

BJeronimo said...

to sleep, ah, perchance to dream, there's the rub.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say that you will
probably always have insomnia,
Sarah. The only remedy for insomnia
is boredom and your mind is too
creative for that.

You could try counting backwards from 300 by threes.


Dominic Rivron said...

I just get up and blog :)

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