Thursday, 15 December 2011

7 A.M

7 A.M.
Time to sleep again
Time to brush teeth
As if for the morning routine
But instead
Not all is as seems
For this man
Has not yet slept
Deciding instead
To avoid bed
To better progress through his work
Until it's done
And the birds do chirp

The author's relationship with sleep is demonstrated as being a strained relationship in this verse: as sleep is the symbol of his lack of progress, and therefore the evil against which he must grapple in order to achieve progress.

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