The sleepless occasional poet

My cat can sleep,

My dog can sleep,

their human subject — not a peep

of sleep that is,

without a doubt

a nemesis I can’t punch out.


I toss, I turn

but never find

that wond’rous art called “peace of mind,”

that piece of brain

works not…it seems

a good night’s sleep is in my dreams.


©Joelle LeGendre