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Sleepless in Occidental

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April 4

Sleepless in Occidental

I've come to realize
along with getting old
         and experience.
I love that part of it.

it also brings a nightly
dose of
         creaky joints,
         a thirty year old mattress,
         the need to pee,
         mushroom heat,
         and tingly feet.
Hence, fitful sleep.

Yesterday I bought a new mattress.
                      ~~Judi Van Gorder

Prompt: fitful sleep

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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I like the parallel structure presenting a contrast visually and semantically. It made me laugh. How true!


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