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As I lay me down to sleep

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The voices come.

As much as I want to hope that I don’t need the antipsychotics anymore and I’m no longer hallucinating, the voices show up as I lay in bed trying to sleep. They’re really disruptive and I wish I could remember what they said so I could write it out. This didn’t used to happen.

Maybe it’s nothing.

Edit to add:
Here’s a sampling of the kinds of things the voices say in that brief few minutes before I fall asleep:

Don’t leave me alone with her, I thought

With who? She asked

Yeah, who? He agreed

Shh, came the child

Right, you’re not really hearing voices, she sneered

He screamed, and screamed, one seemingly unending tone

He’s insane, she said

A child’s giggle

No one will ever trust him or believe him. Ruined for life, he is. She went on

Never going to be the same, he whispered

Let him sleep, the child pleaded

Yes sleep, he said

Fine, fine, that’s enough for tonight, crazy weirdo, she said

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