The Beauty of Beauty Sleep

Some of the greatest things I did for myself yesterday.

At ninety-two degrees,

I drank water,



A lot repeatedly.

And of course,

I happened to get a headache.

Woke up with it


But able to hold my head steady,

so, I tried to march on.

Until the heat and my body

Could no longer fight,

And my body conceded

At 3pm,


Before I could lay down

in sleepy defeat.

The phone rang,

And I wanted to get it over with.

I answered.

I cut it short,

Just enough to prevent a call back.

And I slept.

Woke up,


And drank more water.

And drank and drank

Until the weather broke back

Down into the eighties.






and then I heard,

Saturday will be 102°

Let there be mercy.


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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