Writing Prompt Challenge #2 – Insomniac

Ironically, this verse (?- I dunno what to call it) was a result of me trying to go to sleep, with my brain just wandering all over the place.

Insomniac by michaellis13 on Deviantart

1. I have monsters inside my head.

They keep me awake at night, whispering things, their rasping voices grating the inside of my brain, mumbling words I do not wish to hear, words I do not understand. Their claws scratch the walls of my mind, and drown out the sound of my screams.

2. I know these monsters inside my head.

They plague me at night, whispering harsh reality, their hard voices erode my waking dreams, like raging rapids over stone. Words get caught in my throat, their claws scratch the walls of my mind and my screams go unnoticed into the night.

3. I’m friends with these monsters inside my head.

They keep me company at night, whispering truth, mumbling their reassurances as they caress my thoughts, give weight to my waking dreams. And as much as I try to break free, their claws scratch the walls of my mind and yet these friends render my screams silent.

4. I am the monster inside my head.

I lie awake at night,  whispering things only I understand, tasting the blood of my waking dreams, mumbling the truth of my existence, choking the remnants of my mind. My claws scratch the walls of my mind and yet

I have no need to sleep.

I have no need to scream.

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