The Dread

#Tripocalypse™ #😷
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    The aching, deep in your bones, knowing how badly you need it.
    Sleep.
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    But they're coming.
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    At some point, they will come.
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    Into the room.
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    Maybe like the angels they are: quietly sneaking in and snuggling up and raising your body temperature and slowly pushing you to the edge.
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    But more likely they will come like the hounds of hell: barking a cough, screaming, crying out, fully awake and unwilling to be still and return to slumber, burning up, sweating.
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    Bedtime was once a time to look forward to, to savor, knowing rest would come and refresh and revitalize for the day to follow.
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    Now it comes too soon; with consciousness comes a higher level of compassion, a willingness to deal, an ability to comprehend and persevere.
    Sleep knows none of those things.
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    The Dread.
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    Sleep well, li.st - someone should.