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My Eyes Are Tired But Mind Is Racing Forward


Here I Sit

Like a bird on a branch

Perched up in an upright position

Focusing and clearly analysing my first thought

Then on each idea after

My body absolutely still

Where the words on my laptop visually appear

It is clear

The vibration of my internal energy of my mind

Is a bit active at this time

For my body only wants to dive back to bed

My brain has other plans

As I try to dislodge a piece of sleep

Tucked in the corner of my eye

Now my eyes irritated

They begin to blink and squint

Only to add frustration to my list of pet peeves

Impatience slowly building

I tug at an eyelid

Trying to pry one lose

With no luck

I tug once again at another one

My cat Charlotte curled in such a comfortable position

On my right

Her eyes open and then closed

I gently rub in between her eyes

She reluctantly is fighting sleep

I rub her inner ear

To make her at ease

My theory is even if I can't sleep

Then there is no reason why she shouldn't

When I got out of bed

Making a bathroom run

Charlotte at that time

Right next to me on the edge of my bed

Didn't hesitate to follow

Then when I turned into the kitchen

She was on my heals once again

Like a blood hound hot on the trail

At that point I didn't know where I was going

I went to get something to eat

Then abruptly sat down

Listening to the hot water run through my pipes

Along the baseboard

An unexpected itch teasing me

Right in the middle of my back

Where my fingertips fall short

I rub my back against the chair

I will do anything to scratch that annoying little bugger

Disturbing my cat

Her glassy eyes looking straight back at me

Once again I rub her head to console her

I hear her snore

She is asleep

With her eyes open

I wave my fingers in front her face

And see no reaction

She readjusts herself

Together we are such an odd pair

Now she gets up

Stretches and looks around

Only to jump down

Head to her dish

Sticking her neck out for an early morning snack

I am left alone

Deciding what I should do

Taking a page out of my cats playbook

I got up

Walked straight back to bed


DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

Brenda Arledge Cats Rule they always think they are right. My wife and I keep telling Charlotte we go to work every day. We pay the bills. We are the boss. She snubs her nose and walks away unaffected. She sometimes hides in our backroom all day until she wants to come out. Thank you for all your visits. They make me smile.

DREAM ON (author) on February 17, 2021:

Brenda Arledge Cats may be holding the secret to life under all their fur. I will go look for it. The best thing is that if I find an amazing secret I will tell everyone. The worst thing that can happen is that my cat Charlotte will get lots of petting and attention.I am so sure she will love. I am so happy those crazy itches go away. Then of course climbing under the covers is a great hiding spot. You know where to find me if you don't see me for a while. Thank you for your lovely comments. They are a sweet joy.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 16, 2021:

Have it right..not gave.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 16, 2021:

Dream on,

This one is so refreshing.

The tragedy of not being able to sleep with a journey with your cat, Charlotte.

That terrible itch we all get & can't reach.

That desire to go back to bed & hide beneath the covers.

Sometimes the cats gave it right.

DREAM ON (author) on February 16, 2021:

Gypsy Rose Lee I have missed you so much. Every day we each try to do what we can to make a little headway. Trying to improve a little more than yesterday. Everyone has different goals and dreams in mind. Sometimes people need time and rest. To gain a new perspective. and feel good about what we have accomplished. As much as other people want to help us we have to do it for ourselves. I am happy you are busy writing. I hope you have a new pet. I love our Charlotte and she brings so much joy to our lives. Because my wife and I have no children it gives us our own family. Love is so precious and yet surprising. Thank you for reading and sharing your newest ventures. We have had a great winter so far. My work hours are always changing. It throws off my writing routine. I have to regroup and find new time to do the things I love. I got used to a routine and now the littlest changes throw me into a frenzy. Change is good. It takes me a while to adjust. In the end we are better because of it. We just don't see it.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on February 10, 2021:

This is a nice slice of life poem. I love the interaction you have with your cat. She is full of personality.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 10, 2021:

Hello, been so busy and then HP got my email all mixed up and so finally I get to read and comment. Yeste4rday I wrote up 5 articles that netted me $10 and you know every little bit helps. Everything is going along as usual. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up.

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