Sipping wine and reading blog posts
I so loved being outside at 11 o’clock last night
The last night on the balcony
Not interested in sleep.
But today was the noon flight back to colder weather
And I could barely sleep all night.
Perhaps it was the wine, the nagging thoughts about leaving
Or the brief, vague haunting dream of walking into a huge auditorium
Unable to find the place I was expected at.
Sleep wasn’t coming.
I finally blamed it on the too-soft squishy hotel pillow
That makes you feel like you can’t breathe.
The masked plane ride with the added face shield
Was uncomfortable and exhausting today
But I mindlessly re-watched The Undoing
Loving Nicole Kidman’s acting (and coats)
Daring not to eat or move about on the plane.
I am home now, my cat beside me
Reading blog posts without wine
Lying on my bed, loving my home pillows
Fearing that no brilliant prose of mine are forthcoming
I need to go to sleep.