Insomnia – Liam Hickson

The fears I have, now I’m grown up

My name is Liam Hickson, I’m 28 years old. I’ve always had trouble sleeping due to great amounts of anxiety, I was recently diagnosed as autistic, something that has played on my mind greatly. I found myself wondering if my autism played a role in lost loves and missed opportunities. Did my anxiety and need to structure create become my own worst enemy?

Insomnia

These sleepless nights where I do find,

The ghosts of memories I’ve left behind,

The face of her, the one I loved,

The gentle breeze, the softest touch,

The love once lost, the time spent up,

The fears I have, now I’m grown up,

These sleepless nights where I do find,

The ghosts of a youth, that I left behind.

Liam Hickson

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