Do you know…

Do you know that moment when no matter how hard you try

there’s no way to keep away the scary things of quiet hours

when all’s too still so your head fills itself with every random fear

of things lost and unfound, loved but to far away, dear but unnear

and no mastery of mind can turn off the flood or slow it,

no pill can quiet the amygdala of my lizard brain

and no distraction makes it so… that’s one of the few,

certain and unchanging things I know about falling asleep

or not.