Nov 05

nightlight



i feel the fear of missing out 

lying between my ligaments 

they pull against the bed frame

where i am tethered 

my bones vibrate with the wind curling around my curtains 

but my tendons wrap tighter around the sheets and tell me to give in,

to sleep,

but my fear transcends any

pain my body could feel 

i could live ten lifetimes

and not hurt enough to know how 

you hurt me.
About the Author: lila woodard
everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid — Albert Einstein
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