Insomnia by Mackenzie Hutchins (’22)

Mackenzie Hutchins, Contributor

As I lay my head on my pillow,

my mind begins to race like a weeping willow in the wind.

I try to focus on closing my eyes to let my thoughts thin.

It’s like there is a clock in my head going tik tok…tik tok. 

The minutes fly by, and I am in shock.

Time has gone from 10 to 2 in a blink of an eye. 

I begin to cry.


All I want is silence. 

The room begins to fill with the dryness. 

I throw my blankets off, 

but I find that this was only the kickoff. 

It goes on for hours on end. 

This has become a nightly trend. 


I can’t sleep when the thoughts devour. 

I just want the power, 

the power to overcome these demons. 

My mind begins to deepen.

I finally think that this may be the end. 

My vision begins to blend. 

My eyes shut 

just to be awakened once again.