Nodding off, semi-conscious while drifting
Into the distance, serenity waits
Eyelids have done their fair share of lifting
At last I am meeting my slumbering fate
“No, what is this? Mmmm – Am I audible?”
Mumble some more, try to signal distress
“Just get up!” but muscles are hard to move
My mind and my body wont coalesce
Laying inertly “is this how it feels
To be trapped in a vegetative state?
Can’t manage a gesture, muster a squeal?
Okay, one more time – think of using strength”
Yes, I’m moving! I shook myself awake
Yell as I rise and fall back into place