Darkness

Soft, drowning, slipping; darkness
Of heavy lidded slumber
Creeping up to steal the light.
Eyes closed, relaxing in to
Drowsy, down plunging, black hole.

Loosing, grip, realness, draining.

Mirtanza warning; ‘may cause,
Drowsiness and may increase
The effects of alcohol.
If affected, do not drive
A motor vehicle or
Operate heavy machinery. ’

Unseen images

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When I close my eyes I see flashes of golden yellow, patches of clouding, plus, red and green against a background of the darkest shade of khaki. Part of this is due to afterimage, there is lots of retinal noise that appears as dots and dashes. Occasionally I see swirls, squiggles, zigzags and groups of lines. This usually occurs when I close my eyes, I’m ready to drift off to sleep and the bedroom lights are still on. The above is a representation of what I see.