I was told dying is a peaceful process
But how would I know?
Air still passes through my nostrils
Filtering my thoughts
I wonder how the deceased feel
Or do they feel at all?
The noise on earth is deafening
The emotions overwhelming
10:50pm, I ponder as I lay in my bed
How calming it will be, to zone out
To experience complete peace and silence
To shut your eyes and not see a thing
To drift away into a world unknown
Void of people and emotions
Would it be human to envy the dead?
Then I actually zone out
To have this feeling
And I realize it was just sleep!
It feels like a near death experience
Truly, in our sleep, the world might be shut out for a while
But is that the real experience my mind craves?
Sleep is the closest to death
But in it, we dream
And our dreams remind us that we are still alive
Maybe I’m insane
I’m still alive
Maybe I should choose life
And sleep more
Edited by Damilare Sanusi