NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 7: A dream I never want to see again (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a backwards acrostic—that is, an acrostic in which the last letter of each line spells out a word or phrase. As it turned out, I had a horrible night’s sleep last night (with ugly dreams to match), so picking a word—insomnia—was not difficult…

I have no alibi
for not getting to sleep again
or for the night’s disturbing dreams
in pursuit of an out, but with nowhere to go
not even escape in delirium
or the promise of a war of attrition
my mind a slowly collapsing origami
courtesy of my nemesis, insomnia

(7 April 2015)

One thought on “NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 7: A dream I never want to see again (a poem)

  1. Ah yes, insomnia is the monkey on my back who scream s insults in my ear every night…! Never tried a backwards acrostic but I love it, may try one myself one day. Great write.

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