A nap
is well in order
too many long days
too many short nights
not only in order
nigh unto necessary
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staggers are already here
soon overcome
no overcoming in sight
now I lay me down
perchance to dream
without refreshment
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defenses down
eyes closed
ears alert
for another who
who calls out warning
without hope of hearing
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I’m hearing one
like a medical diagnosis
cries are everywhere
now that we know
I cannot sleep
for now I know
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all cries in one
one cry in all
in time and out
in finally hearing
another cry
I know my own

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