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Consequence by Donna Williams  NARCOLEPSY

Speak not of the luxury of choice
of the choice to indulge
to decide, to rest, to sleep

for I can only dream of such things
once again devoured by invisible clouds
of sedation uninvited

like the eye of a hurricane
pulled down through the pillow
into REM sleep in the blink of an eye


sleep’s addictive call
its inarguable claim
of body, of mind

stealing wakefulness
stealing time
stealing luxury of choice

with one cast of its wand
in the clutching grip
of a hand called narcolepsy


Polly Samuel (aka 'Donna Williams')
Author, artist, consultant and presenter.

I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. 

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