There are those moments we wish away
when the evening light begins to fade
we often haven’t got the time to remain
yet our lives are on hold, we might just say
the day’s preoccupations are now at bay
and we will soon begin another day
but ah, there is that sleep thing in the way
when wanting to simply avoid the pay
that may, we say, just delay
our chance to rest tonight.
For it is that final tease, that unsettling ease
we have with putting off our sleep
in order to solve the riddles at hand …
yet, we never seem to find a solution
we only exhaust ourselves that other way.