Shawn L. Bird

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poem-the switch August 6, 2014

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:45 am
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Trying to type
Fingers feel
unattached to hand.
Eyes blur.
Stomach rocks
Head dull.
It’s so hard
to rejoin
the diurnal world
Thursday I have to be in a workshop at 8 a.m. my time.  I need to be alert and absorbing information.  I’ve been going to bed between 4 and 7 a.m. the last few nights, working through the greatest heat.  My plan was to start last Friday, moving back an hour each night, but it didn’t work.  It was 4:30 on Sunday and 3:30 on Mon, despite pharmaceutical aid.  (I can stay up for hours after sleeping pill.  My body relaxes, but my brain just keeps plugging along…)  Wish me luck getting to bed at midnight tonight, with all my packing and preparations in order!

15 Responses to “poem-the switch”

  1. Beautifully simplistic as always. Hope you get a good nights sleep 🙂

  2. uns0b Says:

    i know exactly how that feels 🙂

  3. Megan Says:

    Know the feeling of being blurry all too well. I have sleep problems too.

  4. toad2014 Says:

    Noisily you struggled
    barely seeing a word
    about to give-up
    saying “Uncle!”
    deep silence of mind
    nobody has heard.

    But i feel you lovingly
    to which you’ve
    taught me a new word.


  5. Embracing a Wounded Soul Says:

    That is the worst feeling. I sleep at 4-5 am every night. No matter what I receive from doctors I won’t go down. My six foot 240 pound husband takes a pill and he’s out like a light. And it’s not a tolerance problem because I just started taking them out of desperation.

    A running brain is very hard to catch and tuck nicely in bed. Hope you get some sleep soon.

    • When I’m on my own schedule (that 4-12 one) I don’t have any issues with ‘running brain’ (apt name!) but if I am trying to be in sync with the rest of the world, then the brain is prone to want to go for a run. If I’ve had lots of exercise, and do yoga breathing, it’s better.

  6. uniqusatya Says:

    Wow so few words expressed all the night shift woes 😉
    Well chill it with my night shift post then 🙂

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