- •The aching, deep in your bones, knowing how badly you need it.Sleep.
- •But they're coming.
- •At some point, they will come.
- •Into the room.
- •Maybe like the angels they are: quietly sneaking in and snuggling up and raising your body temperature and slowly pushing you to the edge.
- •But more likely they will come like the hounds of hell: barking a cough, screaming, crying out, fully awake and unwilling to be still and return to slumber, burning up, sweating.
- •Bedtime was once a time to look forward to, to savor, knowing rest would come and refresh and revitalize for the day to follow.
- •Now it comes too soon; with consciousness comes a higher level of compassion, a willingness to deal, an ability to comprehend and persevere.Sleep knows none of those things.
- •The Dread.
- •Sleep well, li.st - someone should.