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one short life

With in my walls
I hear it tapping
every night
once all is asleep but me

tap tap tap

I lie awake and listen
I pray be pipes or house settling
my mind sees a single finger
bone and nail

tap tap tap tap

Poltergeist energies of Ouija board moments
mocking me with your insistent knocking calls
have I won your disapproval, Restless spirit?
haunting my Insomniac bedtime rituals

tap tap tap tap tap

like ticking clocks of one short life
such is the time of things
every second spent waiting for life to begin or end
tock is the sound of all the things I have not yet done
Happiness like grains of sand slip slip slipping by

tap tap tap tap tap tap

within my walls
closer now
faster constant beating
quiet but not gentle
water torture heartbeat dripping

TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP

please just let me sleep

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