Awaiting the coming silence

And the emptiness

Trying to settle down

And think of something else


Attempting to clear the mind

Appreciate the solitude

It should be welcome

But now it feels like abuse


Anytime but at this instant

The silence would be cherished

Now it appears like a storm

A storm where sailors perish


In order to keep alive

The earthbound escape

The seclusion of the mind

The attempt to stay awake