Awake Today

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 today

Awake tonight

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.

Published by Andrew Mark Watkins

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