Sleep Stealers

In this very city
A war is being waged.
A nightly battle for something precious,
to everyone of you.
 
Sleep.
 

Fitful slumber stolen by                                                                                                        bright lights, city noises,                                                                                                         and saggy mattresses.

Finally sleep appears close, until,
 
The tiny creepy crawly bitey
creatures emerge from the mattress,
to steal your sleep forever.
 
Squiggling
along your skin,
turning you mad.
Can’t see them,
only feel them.
Can’t find them,
no trace that its real.
 
Chemical warfare ensues,
casualties recorded on both sides.
Forward attacks on all fronts,
no advancement made.
 
Retreat.
Not to the suburbs,
but a little closer than before.
 
Oh, gentle slumber, return to thee.
 
 
 
 
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