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“Heaven to Me”

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“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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