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  Angel Conlon

Published on: 3/29/2016
Anxiety in Bed

Think about this week's tasks
then think of it again
and of next week
and next month
and year
If you even live to see next year
You might die from sleep deprivation if your


The eyes are the easy part
the brain is what resists
The mind is cruel
and unusual
punishment for an anxious soul
He likes to remember that one time
you said that one thing
to that one person
And he won't let you rest
until you've rehashed it
back into its original awkwardness

Rest can wait
now you have to make a to-do list
laundry and dishes and homework and wishes

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray tonight my slumber's deep

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