Can’t Sleep

 

Can’t Sleep

One fifty seven ay-em hot flash

ever on time, unwelcome fiend

meddling with my wellness sleep 

wee hour wringing night sweats

melatonin’s foe

slumber-proof plague

GO AWAY! 

Don’t come

back 

It’s 2:35 a.m as I post today, having written a Nonet (nine lines, each line in sequential syllable order beginning with 9) at the top of the morning, smelling like a high school basketball locker room after a hard loss…..

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