i speak but no sound emerges
the silence is so loud it deafens
i talk but i am muted

i am lucid but really asleep
this is my waking nightmare
i am an insomniac but trapped in a dream

i am wishing with all my heart but there isn't a star in the sky
this desire is met with apathy
i am hopeful but surounded by dejection

i am
the oxymoron
i am