Growing Sleepy

by Siddiq Islam

Dare I recline?
I grow much too sleepy
And human design
Is too weak to keep me
From downwardly drifting
To dreams buried deep,
The loads of life lifting
In velvety sleep.

Dare I lie down?
My dark eyes are sinking
And temptations drown
All weaker-willed thinking.
Succumbing to slumber,
My soft, calm mistake.
I must not plunge under.
I must stay awake.

The Poor Print

Established in 2013, The Poor Print is the student-run newspaper of Oriel College, Oxford. Written by members of the JCR, MCR, SCR and staff, new issues are published fortnightly during term. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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