Night falls and darkness comes,
cars slow on the road below.
Shadows making pictures now,
for the walls to put on a show.
My monkey brain is shouting,
so much louder than the day.
As much as I want to go to sleep,
this buzz will not fade away.
Just an hour ago I was tired out,
I could hardly keep my eyes open.
The thing I asked as I retired,
was one night with sleep unbroken.
Now my legs just want to dance,
like those shadows on the walls.
Ideas I had and somehow lost,
it’s just now I find I’ll recall.
I turn my head and turn it back,
as I need those pillows cold.
Throw the bedclothes on the floor,
it’s not that I’m being bold.
Oh sleeplessness I hate you so much,
I’ll never welcome you in.
Perhaps I’ll make a milky drink,
no maybe I’ll go for the gin!
I’m guessing you know when I wrote this!