IN-DEPTH: Day 11&12: I wish I was asleep

Meh, too lazy to write anything proper today, so I’m just going to make you read some completely awful poetry so I can pass on my misery to you. 


I wish I was asleep, I wish I was asleep

Been to Yeoville twice these last few days,

Talked to my trader-person-subject, and it’s all okay,

Will probably shoot early on Tuesday,

I’ve done some work, now can I hit the hay?

I wish I was asleep, I really miss my bed

I could lie down anywhere, even in a smelly shed.

A journalist’s motto is often ‘we can sleep when we’re dead’

But maybe I’m in the wrong career, because all I want is a nap and to be fed

Oh my God I really wish I was asleep.

The last few weeks have really been a drain, but I guess I’ll make it to the end.

I’ll drink some more coffee maybe start snorting cocaine, and hope the combination doesn’t send me ’round the bend.

It’s too late now, I’m already in this in-depth too deep.

I’ll just keep going, and when it’s finished I’ll get my sleep.


About robykirk

Robyn was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, still isn't dead and despises writing in the third person. She received her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, History and Journalism at the end of 2013 and completed her Honours in Journalism (career entry) at Wits University in Johannesburg during 2014. From April 2015 until March 2016 she worked as the Communications Intern for the MRC/Wits Agincourt Research unit in rural Mpumalanga. This blog is a collection of the work produced: - for the Wits University student newspaper and website Wits Vuvuzela during 2014 - during her internship at MRC/WIts Agincourt Research Unit (2015/2016) and independent blogging (2014-present). Robyn is interested in everything besides sports and mean people. In the past she has specialised in photojournalism and television journalism, and considers visual media to be one of her strongest skills. She decided to become a journalist because learning about other people’s lives was more fun than putting on pants and having her own. Follow her on Twitter: @RobyKirk

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