Of the usual remedies
nothing seems
to work.

I have removed
stimulation, caffeine,
sweets, happiness.

I have taken
valerian root, melatonin,
kava, chamomile, warm milk.

I have relaxed
in ways varied,
extreme, frightening,
baffling, lovely.

I have listened to light,
regulated my music intake,
exercised my demons,
orgasmed tremendously.

Yet nothing works
as well as you
beside me.

And tequila.