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sleep as a higher purpose loan

sleep quickly becomes the
default currency of
new parenthood with
all deals brokered solely
with a view to blissful repose

for immediately the IOUs
of deferred bedtimes begin to
accrue as an alarming fate once
the demands of on-demand feeding
orders the hours of the day

indeed never shall it be made
more apparent that it’s an entirely
bankrupt notion that the
wicked alone should make up
the ranks of the rest deprived

with dark circles permanently
etched under red eyes
the new parent is a futures trader
trading $$$s for Zzzs, in exchange
for his or her own slumbering needs.