Sweet slumber,

I lay me down,

Uncoiling, in quiet repose,

I close my eyes.


Dear sweet slumber,

Why so elusive,

Why turn your back on me?

Dear elusive friend.


Come close,

Embrace me,

Enlace me,

Hold me tight.


For I need you,

You help me balance,

You keep me sane,

You keep me alive.


Sweet, sweet slumber,

I peeled back my eyelids,

In a bid to defy you.

Lo and behold it worked.

How deeply I regret now.


Sweet Slumber,

Do hold me tight,

Do help me rest,

For you see, I am falling apart!