My Refrain

My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep
Images keep churning
They just pop up
Spitting bile and regret
My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep

My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep
Past conversations steadily creep
Back into my thoughts
And steadily take over
My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep

My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep
Things not yet said or done
Are dominated by imagined words
That whisper like demons
My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep

My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep
Rapid, like gunfire
They jaggedly scream just when
on the point of entering a dream
My brain won’t shut up
Just let me sleep

 

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