Write About Anything: “Insomnia”

In the night I lie in bed. Stars, invisible through ceilings and city air, burn through me, through the body of the earth and out the other side, until their light and life-force collides with the light from other stars. I am awake, but dreaming. My mind leads me to places fantastic and mundane, images of what will happen tomorrow and things that will never happen, specters I will never meet. Fairies chuckling and monsters shimmering. I suspect that if I saw such things in real life, I would be unable to look directly at them for fear of them disappearing, or of them being too real. And when at last I drift off, the dreams I have in sleep are fuzzy and unformed. I wake feeling unrefreshed, as if my lucid half-nightmares beckon to me, enticing me back into their world.

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One thought on “Write About Anything: “Insomnia”

  1. You have a half-in half-out insomnia. Cool. When I have insomnia, which is rare, I lie there with my eyes wide open and my mind wide awake. I toss and turn for hours. Sometimes I get up and quit trying to sleep. I like the vivid descriptions of your in-and-out dreams. Thank you for sharing.

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