The Night Watch

When you wind me up
I’m a stopwatchman
a nighttimepeice
tick-tock-tick-tock-ticked off
‘cause I still can’t sleep

(Be)cause and effect

THIS is lucid waking:
aware of my predictament
following the dotted line of my ellipses
and looking for the last one
the one that puts a period on my day
and ends this long period of wakefulness

I just keep clockworking away the hours
my pen-dulum swings back and forth across the page
the gear and cog-nition process keeps going
I wish I could (verb-) brain my (noun-) brain

chronic chronometric insomnambulism