Feeling ancient, well beyond his years
Oliver groaned, stretched, and popped a few vertebrae back in place
So many stairs to climb to get to his bed made him shake his head
So heavy limbs, like they were made of stone
It made him want to just lay down here for all of eternity
Laughing, he thought he now knew how the dinosaurs felt
Being in her happy place
Eunice snuggled down in her covers
Determined to stay in her fort instead of going to work
The sensation of someone’s foot stomping down on her was all too real
Reducing her to a bundle of pulsating overstimulated nerves
Even getting out of bed on those days was met with dread
And yet she kept working on surviving day after day
Damned if she wasn’t willing to bite back
Jeremy felt a sharp stabbing pain in his big toe. “What the hell!” he exclaimed under his breath. That might have hurt, but his dad mode was turned up to eleven since he had finally gotten the kids to bed. They needed so much coddling and consoling to get them there. He knew he didn’t want to go through that again if he could help it.
He looked down to see what he had jammed his toe into and there was the stainless steel dog bowl.
“Damn it all. I thought I told the kids to pick that up.”
Then the realization hit him. He slumped to the floor next to the bowl and tears threatened to flow. He took out the Milk-Bones box from the cupboard next to him. He grabbed one out and looked at it. The tears were flowing freely, and he now allowed himself to grieve.
Go big or go home meant Lilly was going home
Reaching for the strap she felt the subway lurch away from the station
At least she had come close, or at least she tried to convince herself of that
Now it was over and her bed would be the only one calling
Daring her dreams to try to be that big again she began to silently cry
Slowly the space between seconds became longer and longer
Leaving me breathless as I contemplated what was happening
Eventually I gave up and got out of bed
Everything I walked by was absolutely still
People didn’t even blink when I threatened them
Leaving my house behind I went out in the world
Even there time had stopped
Silently I began to cry
So wish I had been able to snooze
As my children make me lose my mind
Relegating me to an asinine screaming lunatic
God help me, when do they go to bed?!?
Ascending the ladder to the second floor
Steve hoped no one was watching
Silently he opened the window
Emily should be asleep in the bed just across the room
Making love to her tonight would be his reward
Emergency crews were soon on the scene while Emily looked on from across the street
Putting her daughter to bed, Abby felt like she was about to break.
Already she was dreading the amount of work she had to still do
Considering she needed to be ready to go to her other job in seven short hours
Eventually this sprint would either let her win the race, or have her crash and burn.
I have deprived myself from you long enough. My desire to be in your arms is almost overwhelming. The mere thought of being in your sweet embrace leaves me breathless in anticipation. Is it too much to hope you will join me in my bed tonight? I know I have spurned you lately. Two days ago it was that movie I really wanted to watch, but I started it way too late. Yesterday it was the work I brought home. Things keep getting in the way between us. I want to make it up to you. I love you sleep.