"Creepy Crawlies"

When the cycle does begin
Wrapping tight around my shin
It goes on for more than a week
Making it too difficult to sleep…


I’m tired and I’m drained
Creepy crawlies won’t abstain
My body’s getting weak
And I find it hard to speak…


Restless are my legs
As I toss and turn all night
My mind is being sapped
This disease is now my trap…


Burning emanates all around
Sleep tonight cannot be found
The fire’s driving me insane
I just need to sleep again…


Is not
My friend…



Copyright © 2008 Carolyn A. Legg
Painting: Organisms, page 19, Poem page 20