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Even with my eyes closed
The room begins to spin
In no particular direction
Yes, a silent sort of din

Kaleidoscopic swirls
Make waves across the walls
Home alone, in this nightmare
Where no one hears my calls

I try my best to stand up
But fall back onto the bed
Concentric circles swirl about
I’ll just lie down here, instead

Make it stop, I hear me say
I can’t take this any longer
A sedative can help me sleep
Or something even stronger

To silence all these demons
Playing games inside my head
I just want to go to sleep
It’s these restless nights, I dread


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