Photo by Annie Sprat

When I awake to the kids in the morning

Sleep grips me

But I must pry it off

And make the bed that beckons me

It flirts with me again around 10am



At 8 when I rock the baby to sleep

I rock myself to sleep

My lullabies lulling my eyelids lower

The kids are finally down

And it’s my turn to sleep

And my eyes and body and spirit say yes do it now

But my mind says

No thank you

And here I am 12:16am


And awake.

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