Friday, March 2, 2018

I Need Sleep (#SOL2018 Day 2)

Staring into the dark
Flat on my back
Can’t sleep
100, 99, 98, 97
Not washed
Should I get up?
No, I need sleep

100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95
I have one in the morning
Paperwork not done
Do I go do it?
No, I need sleep.

Counting isn’t working.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty
Creator of Heaven...
I didn’t pack!
I can’t do it now.
Bill would wake up.
And, I need sleep.

Where was I?
Hail Mary, full of grace.
The Lord is with…
How is Bill sleeping?
Why is he snoring in my ear?
Maybe I should go to the couch.
It’s not comfortable.
I need my sleep.

Count again.
100, 99, 98, 97, 96
Dr. Seuss! Tomorrow!
Nothing is ready.
Where is the book I am to read?
What time does it all start?
How am I supposed to be ready?
I should just get up.
No, I need my sleep.

But it’s so hot in here.
Leg out of the covers
Now I’m freezing.
Pull in my leg.
Count again.
100, 99, 98,

Wait, I slept?


  1. Since I'm writing this at 3:20AM, you know I'm not sleeping either. On my way to Teachers' College for the reunion in a few minutes. Don't forget to put your perma-link in the comments of the slice page.
    That way lots of other folks can enjoy your writing. The page is full of inspiration. Many have a similar theme to yours.

    1. It's under day 2. Thanks! I hope your reunion was all you hoped it would be!