Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Enter Sandman

This is the second day in the row that I'm up when it's all dark and quiet around me. No, my higher up boss did not text me again and rudely wake me. This time it was more like an internal fire exit door that got breached and wouldn't stop ringing. And try as I might, to ignore it, it soon got so loud that I just gave up and got out of bed.

Trying to pick up the pieces after being struck by the lightning storm, I retired to bed early, only to wake at 2313 hrs, 0029 hrs, 0106 hrs, 0248 hrs, 0315 hrs and then unable to take it anymore 0331 hrs.

It didn't help that there really was a real alarm clock that was ringing non stop in the opposite block. It didn't help that there were people speaking so loudly that ten floors up, I could hear everything crystal clear.

So what is a girl to do? When the thoughts in her head are so loud and so disturbing she gets no rest? When she falls asleep and wakes up with the same recurrent thought only to realise she hasn't found an answer to it and is unlikely to? I know I'm going to pay very dearly for being up so early two mornings in a row, without much sleep in between.

But when the buzz, the noise and the interference is so intent that covering her head with her pillow doesn't block it out, there's little to be done. Especially when all of it is coming from within and the volume knob is beyond her reach.

Sleep,  don't come easy, to me,
how can I find a way,
to shut it all out,
I need to
but sleep, just don't come easy

Ondine tossed this thought in at 03:48

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