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Coffee and a Cigarette

Updated on January 6, 2014

I can't get any sleep

The voices and demons 
In my head
Start to creep
Playing chutes and ladders
With memories
From my past
Trying to hold on
To a single moment
It's all blown by
Way too fast

The sunlight
Is weighing down 
my eyelids 
Maybe ill take a day off
In bed
They call me
A caffeine fiend
But i think of it
As a sleep substitute 

My hands shake
I've given up
On controlling it
Can't tell if I'm awake,
No chance 
At dismissing it

I sit alone
On this balcony
Gripping this cup 
of rising steam
She is more
Than everything
To me
In time i hope,
My mind will learn
To leave me be



© 2014 Skyler DeCristoforo


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    • SkySlave profile image

      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm happy to have you along for the ride my friend!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You always take me and put in in your world. Passing this on.