I need a poem to keep me awake,
because I can't be dragged by the arms of the sleep
in days so bright like these.
I need a poem to fight the yawns,
I need a poem to avoid the hypnic jerk,
I need a poem to keep my eyes open,
I need a poem to accelerate my heart.
I need an adrenalin poem urgently,
because I'm almost sleeping
and I still need to drive a long way back home.
I need an adrenalin poem,
but I just can't remember one right now.
I think I could try to write one in my mind
with all the urgency that poetry can have,
as if the poem were in need of me too.