stinging burns the dry
pulling tight today
trying to set it up
and I look ridiculous
could you believe
it’s about time
she’s asking me
to make another appearance
shocking though it may be
it’s part of my defense now
a line upon my bottom lip
shaking from frustration
would you believe me
if I couldn’t be happier
since daily death leads fresh
to daily rebirth
and nothing’s more precious
than that sound of life
that view of life
this taste of life
a smell of deception
foul to the touch
with acrid hints
designs a fate:
much greater, hollow
like within a cave
where the echo
resounds its wave
mindful of a gilded hue
rosy-themed and crackling
sharpened wit adorns my view
stands alone attacking
saddled, ridden, oh the ride
blinds me now to take my eyes
sit atop the highest fence
and toss me down our common cents
Finished: 3:32 p.m., Wednesday, December 12th, 2007. (c.p.t., t.b.a.; a few edits finished around 3:46 p.m., same day.).
It occurs to me that not a lot of people pull all-nighters. I find it, well, good I guess. They’re sometimes enjoyable…… but they have their moments. Like, tonight, I stayed up (well I’m still up), and was working (the not-so-fun kind of all-nighters), but I luckily caught up on my junk so that makes me feel good. However, I had a few fun experiences with my body hating me. Here are a couple things that may happen to you if you pull an all-nighter, and you shouldn’t be surprised if they do:
- shaking. Just general shaking in different parts of your body. Tonight it was my left hand.
- weird popping feeling in your eye. I don’t know what this is.
- random numbness, usually from sitting at a computer for long periods of time banging my head against the desk.
- dehydration. It’s easy to forget to drink when you can barely remember to open your eyes. (Also comes in the opposite form, when you’re obsessively drinking something to try and keep yourself awake.)
- hunger from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
- random activity cravings. Like suddenly wanting to go swimming, even though you haven’t in months.
- random food cravings. Like clam chowder.
- sudden understanding of your pet. It’s like we’re at the same intelligence level…..
- sudden ability to clean. You might not have been the best before, but you’re Industrial Strength now……
- sudden memory recovery…… of all the e-mails you haven’t yet replied to. Don’t be alarmed if you feel this crucial to complete immediately. It’s normal.
- chest pains. Yep! Just as fun as they sound!
- waking up when you didn’t know you were asleep. The best is when you’re holding something like a hair dryer or book, because you freak out when you wake up and you freak out again as you drop something. (Bonus: when you’re on the bus, and you wake up with a jolt, having flung your arms wildly, only to get strange looks from the people around you/people you hit)
- brain pains. You know how diagrams show the different sections of your brain and what they’re used for? Well you just exploded the Common Sense one. Congratulations! You’re now among the other 90% of the population. 😛
I hope you’ve learned your lesson, because I sure haven’t…… Umm, what am I talking about again? I should go. I think I have an e-mail to write. It’s for my cat.
the future is bold, but the present is bleak
a hum of twilight circling the tent
generally, often, a warmer feeling
sends me aloft, and there I’m found swinging in trees
unusually quiet for midwinter’s day
a wind has picked up and carried along
a parcel of fire, with jacket of teeth
spearing, soaring, destroying all things
a sound indicates the pass of the hour
ticking and eating and filing away
the grass sings again and then it crescendos
all the way up to the branches and me
Copyright L.M. 2005.