nightly awake

Nightly awake

 It’s three in the morning eczema in my legs

scratches like a myriad of ants and feet hurt

it is diabetes looking for an outlet,

I walk around the flat, a good thing it is large.

From somewhere a dog whines its owner shush

the dog must be in pain but can tell no one

where it hurts.

I hear the lift going down its owner is taking it out

for a night walk or to a vet, perhaps the dog

Has toothache

I think of drinking a glass of wine but since it is

dawn I settle for a cup of tea and a bisque

as the blood sugar is too low, I add a teaspoon

of sugar.

Looking out of the window in my study I can

see a light of a flat from a window in the opposite

the building, someone else who can’t sleep.

I massage my feet, the infernal scratching has

subsided and soon it will be morning.

 

◄ nightly awake

sporty ►

Comments

jennifer Malden

Mon 2nd Mar 2020 15:38

Nice one! Can feel the irritation of the itching and the sleeplessness, then the relief that the night is nearly over.

Jennifer

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