Restless School Nights

Sitting at my computer screen fidgeting with my lettering and not a word can come out except- button mumbled questionings

Checking the clock and it appears it’s 3 am again

Another, night wasted 

Or, another day finished 

Late night, sleep tight 

But I don’t wanna sleep because I still have so much to do 

Yet I wanna stay awake to keep the exhaustion at bay but my session expired and I’m exceptionally tired and everything’s still past due.

My mind feeling like it’s running one-hundred to one, moving at a higher rate than engines go

fans blow

hot yet cold

in my face

keeping me up everyday as the day goes.

Really a nights rest is all I need. Alarm rings

Rise and shine, say hello to the lady bugs flying and the dead leaves lying would you look at the time another assignment’s missing. 

To the long day over and over again listlessly it’s the same thing everyday.  

Sitting in front of that same blank computer screen each and everyday.

Everyday.


No need to fray it can’t be everyday,

it has to end someday

I might as well work now

it may suffice

Check my phone once, twice, three times, four

Would you look at that forty assignments upmaybe moremore.

No! I implore!

I implore you to try each an everyday I understand the struggle

And the anxiety you keep at bay

Just push a little farther and you’ll see

Hang there in a little longer and your restless nights will soon be 
Free.

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