Early Morning Profundity

At 4 a.m. this morning, my niece was calling out in her sleep again for almost an hour, so I grabbed my laptop from the floor beside the bed to record her comments. Then as I was about to fall asleep with my computer on my lap, I had an idea for a poem.  Without opening my eyes, I wrote it down before going back to sleep. Here it is, as I discovered it when I woke up this morning:

I’ve been axeoa rhw oxwN.

I’CW Ailws xeoaa rhw aw


RHWEW IA NO PLxw doe mw


Ailinf on rhw qrwe.

InarwS I’M ARyinf ahoewaisw

My advice? Never write a poem in the middle of the night with your eyes closed.


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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

14 thoughts on “Early Morning Profundity

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha.. Perhaps the garbled version is more interesting than the actual one printed above in comments.. or below. Unsure if these comments are posted chronologically or newest first.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’ve been across the ocean,
      sailed across the sea,
      only to discover
      there is no place for me
      floating on the briny,
      traversing the sea.
      Instead I’m staying shoreside––
      where I ought to be.

      I finally figured this out by putting my fingers on the correct keys and typing the gobbledygook, which came out close enough to the intended meaning for me to figure out the words.

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      1. Christine Goodnough

        It’s bad for the first several days. Little warning and poor control — I have to be close by and move FAST. Which makes for special problems at night. Thankfully by the weekend control will be much better.



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