Saturday, January 16, 2010

5 Extra Minutes of Sleep


1937 'Sleep' by Salvador Dali

I strain to lift my heavy head from the pillow.
I strain to lift it up above the stack of pillows next to me to the left.
Up and over.
To the light. Seeking the green light.
The time.

Yes. It is 6:25, I'm letting myself sleep until 6:30.
Thank you God.
Five more minutes of sleep.
Thank you God.

I retreat back behind the stack of pillows.
I retreat back into my pillow's nest.
I retreat back to sleep, back to dreams of Horse The Band
And t-shirts and joy.

Five more minutes of sleep.
Amen.

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