Worn to a Nub?

Pushed too hard
Body acting odd
Screaming of the cold
Shivers and chatters
Under layers
Passing overnight
Leaving me fatigued

Worn to a tiny nub
By late nights
And unnecessary stress
To get the big work done
Impatience growing high
Due to a bad decision
That I have yet to rise from

I wish to sleep today
And wake with renewed vigor
Head cleared of the fog
To focus back on work
While my characters are held
Frozen in time
Hoping I remember the path

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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13 Responses to Worn to a Nub?

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Oh no, you’re not sick again, are you?


    • Don’t think so. Probably hit a point of exhaustion that I should have avoided. I keep crawling back into bed for naps and I haven’t done anything productive.


      • LindaGHill says:

        I suggest watching the John Cleese video I posted a couple of days ago on creativity, if you haven’t already. Might help get you motivated. I was actually thinking of you when I posted it. The post is called Creativity, if you want to look it up.
        Take care of yourself, my dear. 🙂


      • Thanks. I watched part of it. The issue isn’t really motivation. Ever have a day where you’re stuck in a mental fog and can’t get out of it no matter what? I know the ideas are rattling around in there. Somewhere. Maybe I need another nap.


      • LindaGHill says:

        Yep, I know the feeling all too well. And they’re usually the days when you actually have an opportunity to do something, which is even more frustrating.
        Best of luck Charles. I’m with you in spirit.


      • Thanks. I’m hoping this passes after today.


  2. Sounds like you are in a bad way my friend, maybe a little extra sleep would help…or maybe a stiff drink. 🙂


  3. Dr. Howell has a Margarita script for you. Here take two and call me in the morning.


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