What keeps you awake?
|Something rumbled from close by me;
it woke me from my sleep.
I heard the loud noise once again -
a monster from the deep?
I tried to make some sense of it.
My heart began to pound.
What shattered my sweet peaceful dream?
What is making that dreadful sound?
It rumbled and it grumbled too
like some prehistoric beast
seeking any form of life
to be its midnight feast.
I looked around the darkened room
prepared to fend off an attack.
“It’s just my stomach”, my wife said.
“I should have had a snack.
Go back to sleep.”