drowsy

Drowning eyes lead to drowsy eyes
that hurt to stay open
but you’re way too past tired
to think about closing them.
and that cough medicine
that you throw back like liquor
is only making you sicker
because you take it when you’re fine.
you keep doing things to make
your body sleepy
since your mind keeps you awake.
you think if you disconnect the two
each breath might be easier to take,
but we both know that’s not the case
because you’re more sensitive now 
than you were before.
but what can you expect
when your self-worth 
can be bought 
over-the-counter
or even 
through the dealer
how could that possibly
make you stronger?
i know you need to cope
so i promise I'm not angry
and i know i told you that
i love your eyes and how 
they make you look sleepy
but they’ve been begging for help
that I've been trying to give
but you stopped letting me.

You can find the written poem on my blog. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/storiesbynoelle/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/storiesbynoelle/support

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