Searching in the Dark

copyright 2015 Louise Gallagher

Sleep lies restlessly
leaving no mark on the pillow
it stalks the night
searching for a crack
to slip silently through
to the other side of night.

I search for sleep
in the dark
finding myself awake
in the silence of the night
slipping away
through the cracks
where my resless mind
seeks the one thing it knows
will bring me through the night.