Shut Eye Lack

….was particularly hard to deal with today.

The desert behind the eyes, the body and mind on different tracks was a part of it.

Morpheus kept his distance. Whether the windows were open or closed with blinds drawn, no dreams came.

I saw a power line sway with the wind. I heard birds overhead. A toddler ranted. A dog whined.

I decided to get up.

My eyes flashed open two hours later.