Insomnia by Mehmet Akgönül

Mehmet Akgönül, Poetry

Mehmet Akgönül is a poet who lives in Ankara, Turkey. He is studying at Hacettepe University Department of History. He worked as an editor  in an online newspaper GazeteHacettepe. His poems were published in Bosphorus Review of Books, The Nonconformist Literary Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Punk Noir Magazine and The Dope Fiend Daily.

Twitter: @akgonulmehmet

Instagram: @mehmetakgonul

This poem was first published in the March 2020 issue of the ‘Bosphorus Review of Books’.


My blue eyes seek the ocean of yours

Take a breath and dive in to my soul

Don’t fear the darkness inside me

Only you can purify me

You died seven years ago

Are you in heaven or hell?

I’ve been awaiting the reaper for seven years

Over commited seven sins

Searching for you in seven seas

The seventh day I couldn’t sleep

Will you come to my dream?

Insomnia causes silence, except your scream.

Come to my dream, follow the dark

Paint your self portrait on my heart