NaPoWriMo #14: ‘Request’

This is a literal request. If you can do this for me, let me know by 11 p.m. tonight. That’s hopefully when I’m going to sleep for hopefully a few hours.


By Maggie McGinity

Call me up in the middle of the night
There’s so much I need to do
And one thing I still need to see

Monday migraine Maggie’s missed
A lot of things
Not the chance to sing and play
Or just plain sing
But I need to see a sphere
Into a ring
And I don’t think this migraine
Is good for anything

Call me up in the middle of the night.
Please do.
Around 1 could be fun,
But I’d prefer after 2.

There’s no one here who
I can share this with
An astronomical woo
Shrouded in myths
I don’t care if it’s red
I just care that it’s gone
For I’ve slept like the dead
Far too long

Call me up in the middle of the night.
Please say you will.
Don’t leave me missing another moment of my life
Lying down
My alarm clock’s clown
Ignorant and still.”


“Call you up in the middle of the night
like a firefly without a light
you were there like a blowtorch burning
i was a key that could use a little turning
so tired that i couldn’t even sleep
so many secrets i couldn’t keep
promised myself i wouldn’t weep
one more promise i couldn’t keep

it seems no one can help me now
i’m in too deep
there’s no way out
this time i have really lead myself astray

runaway train, never goin’ back
wrong way on a one-way track
seems like i should be getting somewhere
somehow i’m neither here nor there”
-“Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum

“The district sleeps alone tonight after the bars turn out their lights
And send the autos swerving into the loneliest evening
And I am finally seeing 
Why I was the one worth leaving”
-“The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” by The Postal Service

“I’m a survivor. And like the moon, I have a feeling it would take a truly spectacular event to keep me from taking my place in the scheme of things, waxing, waning, and eclipsing notwithstanding.” 
-“Finding Tranquility Base” by Janet Rebhan


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