Know what it’s like to be trapped awake?
For days on end, hallucinate.
An immense strain upon the body
No falling asleep instead passing out
So damned exhausted one can’t count
Thoughts so jumbled as one mumbles
Can’t make sense of one’s own mind
Speaking to oneself, in search of a sign
Paranoid by now, covering all tracks
Forgetting by this time that sleep one so lacks