I Can't Go To Sleep

Is it coffee, tea, or what
That won't let my mind be still?
I'm losing sleep, I'm still awake
I need a sleeping pill.

The sandman's out there knocking,
And he's getting tired of waiting.
But I'm just very tired of all this

Okay, alright, it's nice at times,
I'll sacrifice some rest  -
It's really not so bad sometimes
to entertain a guest.

But my body doesn't go along
With the musings of my mind
"Enough!" it cries, " Now, get some sleep
and strength to face the grind!

"See her later, alligator,
Mañana - catch my drift?
You need your sleep, Monkey Brains,
'cause this is the night shift!"


the poetry of daniel roest