Sleeping in Pieces

Hello from the intermission,
3:37 the other morning.

Sleeping in shifts, 
first 11 until 4:30 or 5 a.m., 
when I rise to pee.

then back to bed for a second installment, 
which concludes sometime around 7:30 or 8am.

the hours between snooze segments 
that the French called dorveille, or wakesleep
is different, childlike.

waking up in the middle of the night 
and watching back-to-back episodes of “The Golden Girls”.

insomnia hired a new PR agency,
landing on the notion that there are many parts of life 
I won’t get back.

I am not rising to grind;
I am stirring to live.