Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Race Brain

The stillness exploded
into the night magnifying sound.
Breathing thundered.
Subtle snores broke
in ear splitting waves.
Exhaustion knew no time
and cared little for rest.
Eyelids ground like rusty shutters
wanting to close but
refusing until the race
was complete
and the stillness renewed.


Rosaria Williams said...

Someone needs a good nap, or a long rest. Wishing you a restful New Year.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You can hear me snoring from there? Oh no!
Happy day tomorrow and Happy New Year!

Brian Miller said...

yep, had a few of those nights...

Stacey J. Warner said...

I had a night like this not too long ago.

much love

Dianne said...

Eyelids ground like rusty shutters
wanting to close but
refusing until the race

hmm, been there, writing my life???

not snoring now

Enchanted Oak said...

Love that rusty shutters line! Awesome graphic too. Wondering what's been going on...

G-Man said...

I have an 'Herbal Remedy' for this condition MM!

Marla said...

My eyes and ears are burning as I sit here reading your clever post ... listening to Bob snore like a freight train.

listen for azure said...

I get to be the first one to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Excellent. Did you wish for snow, by the way?!?!

Brian Miller said...

rumor has it today is a special day for you...happy birthday! hope it is a great one!

Shadow said...

tis time to sleep..... and is it your birthday??? happy birthday to you then! may it be a wonderful year for you!!!

the walking man said...

Try a Vicodin for that rusty eyelid. Man that has to hurt, Dude have a good nap AFTER your cake and ice cream.

Felicitas said...

It's terrible when you can't sleep... and you've expressed that here so well!

Hope you enjoy a wonderful birthday with lots of pampering!

Monkey Man said...

Lakeviewer - Just one of those nights. No big thing. Just woke up and couldn't get back to sleep.

Greenie - Yes, as a matter of fact I could hear you snoring. Buy some Breate Right, would ya.

Brian - Those nights now send me to paper or computer. The distraction helps.

Stacey - Yup. We all do. I have 3 or 4 posts that are this same basic bull, different spin.

Oak - Nothing going on. Just awake at an inappropiate time.

G-Man - Does that 'Herbal Remedy' include anything in excess of 80 proof?

Azure - Thank you. All I want for my Birthday is time with my wife and kids. As you know.

Shadow - Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate the b-day wishes.

Walking Man - Nap sounds good. Best taken with Mrs. MM.

Felicitas - We all have those nights. I am blessed in that it is only every once in a while. Some just can't or are upside down in the pattern. I feel for them.

Claudya Martinez said...

"Eyelids ground like rusty shutters"...that is exactly what my eyes have been feeling like with all the problems I've been having...corneal ulcers, iritis. Perfect description, but then again you're good at that.

Happy New Year!