I was Rip Van Winkle
And I slept through and tinkled
in my bed when others were getting mad
I was sleeping and watching reruns of Buffy
On Channel 23 where I saw other guys like me
content to sleep the rest of the week
and others were saying let it go
and I had done that a long time ago
Awesome! I told myself to stop sleeping
but then I had a snooze and felt much better
there is nothing stronger than the body repairing itself
while it rests under a duvet safe in slumber away from harm
and machinery that could take off your arm
But today I am awake
It’s no joke
some snake bit me on the throat
now I see death when i close my eyes
so I sleep with them open.
Now I sleep with them Open.
Awake all the time day and night
Awake in my sleep
awake when we meet,
awake when we part
awake when you fart.
I am awake today
perhaps for the first time
in a long time, my eyes are bright
and not afraid of the light
streaming in like Fanta
into my vision.