sleep

A poem by Sofia Sears

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eyelids droop/tulip petals decompressing
headache starts/bullet on bulletproof panes
memories flicker/the leaves swirl and swirl
r e s i s t and it will sink you
d o w n
into
deprivation.

f o l l o w please
it will hold you tightly
but I can’t grasp onto its tail

c h a s e it
I can’t anymore
my eyes won’t stay shut.

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