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We Can Go Back To Sleep

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Shut Eye

We had to get up early for a doctors appointment

After going to bed as quick as possible last night

With just about four hours sleep

My eyes not open

I push myself to do a mechanical walk

Don't want to eat

Just want to sleep

My wife is better at this than me

She gets up first after the alarm goes off

I don't hear a thing

I lay in bed for at least five more minutes

Hoping she will forget all about me

I am invisible

Flashbacks of my childhood

When my mother would wake us for school in the morning

My brother and I weren't early risers

So my mother would give us ten more minutes to sleep

Even fifteen if she got busy trying to get breakfast ready

She was smart though

She woke us up earlier

Knowing we would beg to sleep a little longer

When she came in the second time

She made sure we got up

Come on now time to get up

We got our showers the night before and had all our clothes laid out

By the time our eyes were half open

My mother had breakfast on the table

Monday was oatmeal on toast

Tuesday eggs

Wednesday cereal

Thursday french toast

Friday cereal and sometimes a surprise

Scrambled eggs and bacon or pancakes

We always had juice and a one a day vitamin

Was sitting on our spoon

My mother wanted to help us get a good start for our day

Now I get up and reach for a box of cereal

We came from the doctors office

I told my wife I would go with her

I am so glad I went

My wife has to have another appointment with a different doctor

We wanted an early appointment

So if the doctor ran late

We wouldn't run late for work

Home at last

This time we have a whole hour and a half

Before we have to get up

It has been raining all morning

What a great time to sleep

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