Thursday, 22 October 2015

A Little Nap

A little sleep
Just a little nap
I will awake with a light tap
But the question is,
“Who will...?”
For I am here alone
Alone and tired
Exhausted and drained
Drained to the bone
My feet hurt
My back feels stiff
I’ve been on this all night
All day
Thirty-six hours
Few stops
No breaks
No naps
Just on and on I go
A few seconds of peace wouldn’t hurt anyone
Just a little nap
There is no car ahead
And no car behind
It shall be quick
Just a little nap to clear my head
My eyes are heavy
I need to give them a break
I can’t win this fight
I need to give in
My fingers are too tired to move
I know I shouldn’t
But I think I should
I’ve been driving for too long
A little nap please
“Be quiet!”
“Let me sleep!”
The voices in my head sing
They accuse me of doing wrong
There is no need to worry
There is no one ahead
There is no one behind
A little nap
I can’t keep these eyes open any longer
I can’t help it
I’m sorry

I feel a tap on my shoulder
I look up
A doctor says, “Hi”

By Sylvia Chika

© SylviaChika 2015

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