The beast lies awake at 12:03
I can't sleep
The beast within breathes heavily at night
Tearing me apart but I don't say a peep -
A numbing in my eyes
There's no fight
I've given in
A rose wilting in the heat
It's a beautiful death - a beautiful girl
You think there's a chance of revival? You got yourself beat
One petal, day by day, shrivels away
Kiss me one last time
Kiss me to sleep.
Y.B. is a poet living in California.
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