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.