There are times when I want to sleep but I can’t
I close my eyes like someone has kept stones on my eyelids
These stones are really heavy
My eyes feel really heavy
It pains when I open them
My vision is shaky and blur when I open my eyes
How do I find what I’m finding?
How do I find what I need?
Because wherever I see it’s all the same
It’s dark. It’s distant. It’s still.
My vision extends way beyond
It reaches stars and galaxies
Those stars look beautiful and the galaxies happy
My eyes longing to join them
What these tiny crystals don’t realise
the stars, the galaxies, the stones
The weight is all the same.
– Aradhana Jagota