Sleep Beckons Me

Sleep beckons me
like a mistress crooking her finger
urging me to step closer
into her waiting embrace.
It is in that embrace
that I succumb to my darkness
letting it run rampant
like a sky void of all light
where not even a star
to light the way.

Sleep beckons me
like a mistress, waiting
to embrace me
and accept the darkness
© AC Elliott, 5-Dec-2017


10 or 20

My eyes feel heavy lidded,
like I am stumbling about
in the darkness, but,
it is daylight…why?
Go away light!
You’re hurting my eyes
just leave me be
and let me sleep
for ten, or twenty, more…
© AC Elliott, 14-Aug-2017