‘Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away’
Linkin Park  ‘In The End’


The light of dawn calls me
from the warmth of my bed
my eyes red and heavy
and my mouth tastes like death

I rise and look mournful
at the blankets
in which I tried to sleep
the longing for dreams runs deep

Somnia, I miss you, your sweet embrace
all night long I tried to find you
and now the sun greets my face
Somnia, you did not come to my aid
a new day dawns and I fear
your sweet kiss will be too late
Somnia, time is my enemy,
and you my only friend…

(c) 2017 Allen Wolfie Simpson
dedicated to Chester Charles Bennington, of Linkin Park

Somnia means ‘sleep’ in Latin