Thursday, March 24, 2016

#24 Poem-A-Day Challenge: Rest

3:00 am is the goal
stay asleep until then
make it to then
try try try

having just closed my eyes at 12:30 or 1:00 am or whenever
or never

PTSD...
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
is not curable
there is no nothing except complete exhaustion
which is its own danger
the body betrays... falls down
shuts down
quits

maybe even dies
i've been warned

i take great solace in your undeserved prayers for me
i rest in the gaps of your breaths asking how I am

your hello is the best rest I get to have

Babz Rawls Ivy
3/24/16


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