Another Night

Another Night


Twisted bedsheets, tangled limbs.

The fury of another night, war torn


and scarred. The enemy, myself.

A battleground of my mind.


Relentless images invade

with incessant word. Pillows


and blankets litter the floor,

innocent victims of the onslaught.


A glaring clock mocks as

minutes turn to hours, and


a litany of worries parade across

the ceiling, no redemption in sight.


I pray for peace. I count my breaths,

waiting for sleep, an elusive friend,


to take me by the hand. Another night

of fury, and still no rest within reach.

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from publications. She lives in Delaware, USA.  She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her most recent credits are: Ariel Chart, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, Oddball Magazine, The Paragon Journal, The Literary Hatchet, The Stray Branch, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Anapest Journal, Mused, Apricity Magazine, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, Scryptic Magazine, Ann Arbor Review, The McKinley Review. *(a complete list of publications is available upon request)


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