Sleep is a luxury I cannot afford. I like thinking back to the days when I would fall into a slumber that would take me around the world. I would see things I have never seen, experience oddities of nature, pizza made out of Broccoli, transport pipes flying high up in the sky, or even people, reciting dialog from days long past. I would let this confusion engulf and drive me. Being so passive, it was refreshing, and when the light of day eventually brought me back, I would wake up rejuvenated, rested even.
Nowadays, it feels like I am trapped in a nightmare that shifts and changes at random. My nights are empty, devoid of meaning and substance. I lie in bed staring at the ceiling and there is nothing there. A white surface, perfectly innocent. I don’t know what it is that I’m expecting to see.
I am supposed to drink a cup of mocha coffee every night, strict orders of my physician. Mocha Coffee. It makes no sense. What is up is down, and people wonder why I can’t sleep. I am stuck, frozen in this world that changes when it’s not supposed to. Staring into the white night, I can feel the weeds tumble. It’s a desert out there, a blank sky that rises and sets. And all I can do is watch.
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