A few hours of solid
sleep was better than
nothing before the body
awoke and shifted into
high gear with a reeling
mind too active for
three in the morning

Those thoughts wouldn’t
rest until the clock read
an hour later, after battling
the tossing and turning
and consistent whirling

Then it was time to step
out of the routine and 
into an adventure that
didn’t even own a spot
on the bucket list

LS 2016

20 thoughts on “Preoccupation

  1. So know those nights when sleep eludes.. Mostly that is when my poetry is written.. But lately that is the time my knitting gets done. 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful week and I hope less sleepless nights Lauren.. Love and Hugs Sue ❤

    1. I also keep a journal nearby, Sue, for these crazy, untimely moments when thoughts can easily escape us. 🙂 By the way, when you’re done with your knitting, share it on your blog. 🙂 Thanks for your wishes and sending you the same with lots of love and many hugs, too. xo

  2. I know those early morning rendezvous. If I wasn’t having one last night I wouldn’t have lost my work. I heard that we women are used to doing for our family that when we get older we have yet to master the art of resting. 🙂 Your description is right on point.

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one, Kim, but then that’s not good for you and Sue, either! I’m also happy you found your work; that frustration is understandable. And you’re probably right about women and their sleeping fate. Aren’t we the lucky ones? 😀 One night at a time, I guess. Thanks and have a great day, my friend…xoxo

  3. Those mornings when I’m awake and can’t get back to sleep are really treasures in disguise. I can get more done in those few extra hours without interruption than I get done in a whole day. Eventually, the lack of sleep does catch up with me. I’m working on a permanent bruise where the head hits the desk when I nod off.

    1. I don’t always get up though, Michelle; most times I fight it because I don’t want to get up. 🙂 So you are definitely more proactive than I am in these situations, except for the few times that I do manage to write in my journal. You crack me up about nodding off at the desk. Just be careful, okay? 🙂 Hugs!

    1. I’m so sorry I missed this, Bette! I love your remedy and will try that next time. I just don’t sleep well anymore, but it’s all hormonal. So, I’m waiting for that all to end. 🙂 I hope your dreams have been sweet lately, too! Hugs!

    1. Hi Don, I’m so sorry I missed this last year, but I do appreciate your comment. I’m not into taking meds, so that hasn’t been an option for me. I just deal with it. I usually sleep for 4-5 hours straight then toss and turn. I’m sure it’ll pass in due time; until then, I do drink coffee when the sun rises! Thanks so much for your kind words, and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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