Delirium – Janice Raquela Mendonca

 My body craves sleep
 My mind is depraved
 My eyes hunger for comatose My bones are tired
 Sleep is elusive
 My passion lacks enthusiasm 
 My being is restless
 Enraged at my own helplessness  
I want to…
But, somehow I fall short 
Of energy and peace.
Such a delicate balance 
Between the two 
Has never been known to man. 
It’s been dealt with caution 
As if it were ticking time bomb. 
Like a domino effect 
One falls, and all else follows suit. 
Cause and effect 
Sleepless with Irritation 
Diving into the abyss 
In this whirl of kaleidoscope. 
Wretched thoughts 
Consume me 
Murderous mind 
Playing tricks on me. 
And I give in
All in search of
That divine sleep 
Which haunts me.
 Eats away…
 eludes me.
 And threatens to end logic.