That space in-between
neither awake nor sleep
Waiting, suspended
in limbo
yearning for the deep
The mind in overdrive
an uneasy qualm
Tossing and turning
with body contorting  
what medicine will calm?
Imagination racing
I say numbers backwards
and count some sheep
After trying all of the above
I did drift off to sleep 

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Merril is hosting D'Verse Poets Pub tonight and has promoted us with a time of Transition.
I have taken a poem that I wrote in 2019 and reworked it a little.  It fits the prompt.	

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  17 comments for “Suspended

  1. sanaarizvi
    August 18, 2023 at 8:12 am

    The struggle is real, yes! A poignant write, Christine ❤️❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2023 at 9:28 am

      Thank you Sanaa. It’s some thing we all experience at one time or another. ❤️❤️

  2. August 16, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    I hate it when it happens – I try so hard to sleep and I dont so I keep fidgeting. Have a good night sleep.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2023 at 9:28 am

      Yes, Grace, it is the worst feeling 🫤😴😧

  3. August 16, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I love the drifting off part, but not so much when sleep is elusive. Fortunately, I don’t experience what you’ve described so well very often.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 16, 2023 at 11:33 am

      After submitting this last night I couldn’t get to sleep! His silly is that?! 🤣

      • August 16, 2023 at 11:59 am

        I guess it was on your mind! 😂. I hope you sleep better tonight!

    • Gillena Cox
      August 16, 2023 at 10:03 pm

      Had some of those. No fun in the trying.


  4. August 16, 2023 at 4:41 am

    I know this well…. but often the more you try the harder it gets.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 16, 2023 at 11:34 am

      As it was for me last night. Go figure! 🤣

  5. August 16, 2023 at 1:34 am

    A very familiar scenario, very well expressed

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2023 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Sadje. I really hate it when that happens. 😴

      • August 19, 2023 at 10:41 am

        You’re welcome 👍🏼

  6. August 16, 2023 at 1:02 am

    Very cool descriptions, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2023 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Lisa. I appreciate it very much. ☺️❤️

  7. August 15, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    Drifting off to sleep is one of my favorite places to be.❤️😴

    • Christine Bolton
      August 15, 2023 at 11:27 pm

      Yes! It is a balancing act and most enjoyable ☺️❤️

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