Saturday, August 15, 2015

Poem: On an Insomniac's Napping

A budding habit must repeat regularly. 
An established habit must repeat indefinitely. 

I habitually napped. 
I enjoyed the habit. 
Something happened. 

It was tragic. 
I broke the habit 
and napped no more.

An exhausted body 
understands 
no vow spoken,
no oath taken. 

I crashed hard on 
the couch despite  
my broken habit.

Just once, no repeat, 
in the clear, vow 
intact, so I thought.

An exhausted body 
understands
no vow spoken,
no oath taken.

A broken habit does not repeat.
A reestablished habit repeats indefinitely.