Creative Writing: Cycles of Insomnia

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You’re always tired but you stay up too late

and drag yourself out of bed too early

and lather and rinse and repeat.


And there’s always that piece of hair that annoys you,

that you shove into place with bobby pins

and headbands.


And sometimes, you think of ways

to make the circles under your eyes go away,

or maybe fix the paleness of your hands,

or the slight yellow of your teeth,

but then you say, “f*** it,”


and climb back into your wonderland.

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