Drift Away

July 26, 2008
By Jordan Breckenridge, Hot Springs, AR

Sleep deprived and over-worked--
Dragging broken bones to bed--
Aching limbs pull up the rags that fight off the evening blanket of frost--
Days follow days--
More work is yet to come--
Eyes only close for what seem like minutes--
And back to work again--
Again! (we cry)--
Waiting for the night's sweet retreat of sleep--


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece in a summer Creative Writing class in which our topic of writing was sleep.

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