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Early Bed

Adjusting to the fact 
of sickness 

keeps a certain rhythm 
namely 

it’s easier to just 
forget bedtime 

as a construct and
start sleeping 

as fast as you can 
and then 

when you’ve slept 
awhile enough 

go ahead and sleep
some more 

surely the next day
will wake you 

somehow.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher