Ode to Sleep

there is nothing as satisfying
as slowly awakening
on a freezing morning
wrapped in the warmth
of a full night’s rest
not wanting open eyes
because you know
nothing can compare
to this comfort

so sleep

whether it’s a quick
twenty minutes stolen
in the middle of the day
or an indulgent twelve
hours when you’ve nothing to do


from the lowliest
vagrant upon concrete and cardboard
to the king upon silken sheets,
we all just make it through the day so we can


it is the answer to everything:

long day? sleep.
ate too much? sleep.
didn’t eat enough? sleep.
just got dumped? sleep.
lost the big game? sleep.
failed that test? sleep.
poor? sleep.
stupid? sleep.
in jail? sleep.
dead? sleep!


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