I have a cure for insomnia. It’s probably worth millions of dollars but I’m giving it to you free. It isn’t warm milk or chamomile tea. It’s list making. List stuff from your life like all your teachers or all the live music you’ve seen or all the Paul Newman movies you’ve watched.

Okay, it may not put you to sleep, but at least you’ll entertain yourself while you’re awake instead of worrying your way through the night.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “insomnia.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Insomnia”

  1. When the clock strikes two-ish
    you are awake , wide and feverish .
    watching too many tik tok videos ,
    reading books , hearing audios

    waiting for the shut eye , and bliss
    your eyes it has given a miss
    Your heart is full of misgiving
    Your partner is gently snoring

    What did you do so wrong
    Why is it taking so long
    why wont your worries go
    they come back in full flow

    It was here yesterday ,
    and is still there today ,
    insomnia is a constant
    stubborn, persistent

  2. Moonlight and midnight
    Collude, a soundless crash.
    My eyes open, ears listen
    To hear what isn’t there.
    Silver traces branches,
    Clouds drift fog like
    Across Luna’s face, she
    Who glides above, a dance
    Eternal, ghostly night
    Princess of Insomnia.

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