Sleepless Nights

The best way to sleep at night
Is to be pious, or obtuse.

Since I am neither,
I do not sleep at night.

From time to time,
I convince myself I am one or the other.

These are the wonderful nights
That I sleep like a mummy.

Inevitably, though, my rest is interrupted
And I am put on display for the whole world to see.

by Cody McCullough


Photo by Elizabeth McCullough