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By Wayne F. Burke


Sitting up, in my chair
one AM, and
pretty sure
I will never sleep again
(too much crap in my head).
I get up, turn the
computer on and
tune into a video
about the Roman Emperor
whom, they said
could not sleep more than 3 hours a night --
spent his sleepless hours wandering
in the garden
and talking to the gods
(believing himself one).
I wander back to bed, lie down
and then
wake, 8 AM
refreshed! Relaxed!
My mind clear as
over the coast after
the clouds have been blown

Article © Wayne F. Burke. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-12-06
Image(s) are public domain.
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