12 Jan – a windy night

You know those nights when you just can’t get to sleep because of some force of nature or another?

I’m fine with just about anything if I’m asleep. Trees cracking an losing limbs due to an ice storm? Didn’t hear a thing. Garbage cans flying down the street in gale force winds? Sleeping as soundly as possible. Raging downpour? No problem. If I am able to get to sleep, there’s no way Mother Nature is going to wake me before I’m ready.

If I can’t get to sleep before there is wind or rain or the eerie brightness of a snowfall, then all bets are off and I’m up for hours. Such was the case on the 12th of January. And so, I present you with the following:

Still awake; can’t sleep.
Thoughts of you spinning round in my head.
Like a favourite CD with track 2 on repeat.
The wind is loud and strong enough to clear my mind, you’d think.
But all it does is blow you back in and offer you a drink.
You sit and snuggle in and wait; I don’t know what for.
I try to push you out but you come right back; waves lapping against my shore.

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2 thoughts on “12 Jan – a windy night

  1. nice! not the part about not being able to fall asleep, of course. I love the sound of the wind as i’m drifting off to sleep…but for me FALLING asleep does not = staying asleep. Even so, it’s clear you and I will get along! Wishing you some restful sleep tonight (and if not, strong coffee the following morning).

    • Thank you. My sleep has been “okay” for the last little bit. I totally agree that falling and staying asleep are often operating on completely different planes. I’m willing to get along, if you’ll share the coffee. 🙂

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