Sometimes, when I wake up at an early hour
(Which, lately, is a large number of times),
I remind myself that
Millions of American adults have trouble sleeping
And that I am not alone.
And sometimes — not every time!
I fall back to sleep.


Wandering in the Night

Moonlight in Duluth

Running with the Moon

Tonight, I ran beneath the moon —
A perfect workout partner, I must say.
Walked some, not only ran,
Streetlights glowing down the lane.
Amazed how far I was going, I remembered
Feeling the way I felt tonight.
Something familiar began to happen:
I was still breathing. I was alright.
From somewhere off, probably a mile away,
The smell of fire brought me back.
I raised my head up to the sky;
Stars were shining strong against the black.
A sudden smile ran across my face and I thought,
“Maybe I could get used to nights like these.”
Fall weather, a little running, a happy time,
And a gentle breeze.