A Little Nap

A Little Nap

A little sleep

Just a little nap

I will awake with a light tap

But the question is,

“Who will…?”

For I am here alone

Alone and tired

Exhausted and drained

Drained to the bone

My feet hurt

My back feels stiff

I’ve been on this all night

Two days

Few stops

No breaks

No naps

Just on and on I go

A few seconds of peace wouldn’t hurt anyone

Just a little nap

There is no car ahead

And no car behind

It shall be quick

Just a little nap to clear my head

My eyes are heavy

I need to give them a break

I can’t win this fight

I need to give in

My fingers are too tired to move

I know I shouldn’t

But I think I should

I’ve been driving for too long

A little nap please

“Be quiet!”

“Let me sleep!”

The voices in my head sing

They accuse me of doing wrong

There is no need to worry

There is no one ahead

There is no one behind

A little nap

I can’t keep these eyes open any longer

I can’t help it

I’m sorry

I feel a tap on my shoulder

I look up


A doctor says, “Hi”

By Sylvia Chika






© SylviaChika 2015


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