“Heaven to Me”
“Heaven to Me”
There is a talent that I lack –
the ability to sleep on my back.
My jaw drops. I jerk, and I snort,
ruining my rest by cutting it short.
I can sleep on my stomach, without a sound
to wake me when I'm slumber-bound.
And if I've a pillow to support my neck,
then side-sleeping works, sure as heck.
But, sleeping while reclined would be Heaven to me
because then I could doze off while watching TV.
Lauretta E. Hertel is a born-and-raised Washingtonian who has enjoyed many years of being a nanny and is looking forward to dedicating more time to writing and photography in her retirement.
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