Another poem

I’m not sleeping well at the moment… A poem from Roger McGough sums it up

Catching Up on Sleep
i go to bed early 
to catch up on my sleep
		 but my sleep 
is a slippery customer
it bobs and weaves 
	     and leaves
me exhausted. It 
side steps my clumsy tackles.
with ease. Bed 
raggled I drag 
myself to my knees.

The sheep are countless 
I pretend to snore 
yearn for chloroform 
or a sock on the jaw 
body sweats heart beats 
there is Panic in the Sheets 
as dawn slopes up the stairs 
to set me free 
sleep catches up on me.

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