Ode to the Nap

After a long day
Of work
Of questions
Of running

from

desk

to

desk

I put my feet up
and closed my eyes.

Kiddo narrated
video games

Cats crawled 

up 
and
down

batting me

PET
ME
NOW!

Briefly,
though,
everyone went outside

and for a while

a short while

I put my feet up
and closed my eyes

and

            fell

                          asleep.

ZZZZZzzzzzzzz…

9 thoughts on “Ode to the Nap

  1. I totally love this poem! The short lines make it feel so immediate and the creative spacing is perfect for setting a playful tone. Also, I appreciate the interruptions that are so cleverly documented in the middle of this “nap.” My husband, cat and I are big nappers so we live this!

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  2. This post makes me jealous because I’m chronically underslept but can’t ever seem to nap! With all the interruptions, I’m not sure how you managed it either! I love the use of spacing and white space to create movement and suspense and to convey all those interruptions.

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    1. The fact that my restless child did not fall asleep until nearly 10, and then woke me up at 12:30 to insist that he could not sleep and had been awake since bedtime, keeping me up until 1:30 until I got him settled enough that he would stay asleep, on top of my own insomnia from the night before, made napping pretty easy. I kept drifting off in between fascinating video game explanations.

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