Another shade of blue

I could sit tight until midnight
turn off the light and pretend
it’s alright
or just go on my way.

The day has been done
and I have been too
it’s getting harder and harder
to see this thing through

and I sometimes wonder
if I were you
and you were me
would me as you find
it harder too?

Tiredness creeps in and the senses reel.
I hyperventilate to feel the oxygen pumping
in,
but the light’s are going out
now,

© 2018, John Smallshaw.