Accustomed to new orthopedic pain,
and learning joint by joint anatomy,
to interrupted sleep, unearned weight gain,
and moving at reduced velocity,
imagine my surprise when I awoke
today (to sun and warming atmosphere –
the morning dawned without a foggy cloak),
and found the water in the toilet clear.
In fact I never left my bed last night.
I can’t remember when that happened last,
but starting when I offed the Kindle light
and lingering till seven hours passed
I must have slept, and dreamt. I stayed in bed,
and I feel younger now in chest and head.