Insomnia, you are my perfidious companion.
When all other lovers have taken sleep to bed …

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Insomnia, you are my perfidious companion.

When all other lovers have taken sleep to bed,
Here you are, stroking my eyelids open,
Nibbling my mind and arousing my head.

Your fondling now awakens my every being,
Its body bestirred by your wanton lust.
I surrender to the touch of a longing lover,
On the sundown scent of a late-night fuck.

My blunt-brain penetrated by your burning issue,
Forgotten thoughts thrust to forefront mind.
Ideas mulled by witless penury,
Nuzzled with the subtlety of a Colt-45.

I know I’m not solely seduced in succumbing,
You take other lovers, on other lover nights.
Then I am slumberous, fit and fully, while
You’re away waiting for them to put out their lights.

But, it’s not long before your return to my bedded side,
To again arouse, and awaken, and bestir.
Insomnia inamorata my unilluminated lover,
Your cuckoldry’s going to get me interred.

About JFDerry

Writer. Darwin, science & more. 4 books: Piospheres, Darwin in Scotland, Serial Killers. Current project is THE DISSENT OF MAN. Born near London, raised near Primrose Hill and in Lincolnshire, and studied at the Universities of Bangor, York and Edinburgh for degrees in Biochemistry, Bioelectronics and Biological Computation, and a PhD in African Ecology. Mainly working in British and African universities, but also in Spain, Brussels, Mongolia and Australia, to date, publication history is mostly in academic journals, on aspects of computational biology, pastoralism and on Charles Darwin and evolution. However, also written for several national newspapers, various governments, several major record labels and independent book publishers. Fiction has appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and poetry is at the Human Genre Project. Lives in Edinburgh, with partner and their two daughters.
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3 Responses to Insomnia

  1. How this one speaks to me!

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  3. I very much love this, ya know. :) x

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