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

The Poor Print is Oriel College's student newspaper, with contributions from across the JCR, MCR, SCR, and staff. Our current Executive Editors are Siddiq Islam and Jerric Chong.

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