Irritated Beyond…

Again a piece on sleep. Today I am struggling worse than ever. According to my fitness watch I had seven hours and fifty-three minutes sleep, with one hour and four minutes of that being deep sleep, one hour and forty-nine minutes REM and five hours of light. I don’t know what I’m supposed to be having, but how do I feel? Like I had no sleep at all. Since I’ve had the thing, if it is to believed, I have never had more than one and a half hours deep sleep, even in almost ten hours sleep. I am at my wits end. I need sleep people and soon. My family is suffering the wrath of my irritation today. I’m sorry, but I just can’t be patient with anyone today.


Who is it, this thief in the night?
Is it my diet, my coffee consumption?
Sprinkled with sugar, or bound in bread?
This faceless, nameless perpetrator
Who has stolen from me for so long
Today has laid me haggard and rough
Irritated beyond rational reason
Struggling to function necessary tasks
Unfamiliar with the operation of my body
With a resident rock band in my head
Who are you, my depriver of sleep?

Debbie Gravett © 2018.03.26


Daily Prompt: Faceless
Image by Pixabay/Myriams_Fotos

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