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I'm late, I'm late

As I awaken in the early hours tossing and turning half the night long I am feeling confused I am zombie like as I slowly I arise and get up from my bed Feeling just like the proverbial bear suffering the proverbial sore head… I struggle to my bathroom completely befuddled ~ utterly muddled as sleep deprivation takes its toll then suddenly I fall into a O yawning cavernous hole | just like Alice in Wonderland | down | down | down | I go tumbling ~~ stumbling ~~ I am plunging ~~ I am lunging ~~ bouncing off the sides < > just like a rubber ball < > I plummet \ I wobble \ I spiral out of control ¥¥¥¥¥¥ when something or somebody gently breaks my fall... Then as I open up my eyes no one is there at all for I am still inside my bed did I dream it all instead… “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date” these words are in my head as they reverberate... 10 June 2020 Contest Name Spiral Sponsor Kai Michael Neumann Contest Brian's Select B Sponsor Brian Strand HONORABLE MENTION

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Date: 6/19/2020 3:10:00 AM
Hi Ann, A rather moving and imaginative piece indeed, sleep can be a real problem especially at this time of year for us Brits as last night was terribly humid. Hope all well with you, Have a blessed day, Gordon
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 1:07:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind visit dear Gordon. Always good to hear from you my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/18/2020 1:21:00 PM
This is a fantastic poem dear, Anne! Best wishes in the spiral contest
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 6/18/2020 4:53:00 PM
Gosh, thank you Panagiota for your lovely encouraging comments. My muse ran away with me on this one, and I loved were she took me... Thank you so much for your kind wishes dear friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/11/2020 8:52:00 AM
This is so creative and engaging! I could feel the anxiety drowning me. Deep metaphors Ann. Beat wishes for the contest. God bless you :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 6/11/2020 3:38:00 PM
Bless you dear Aditi for your lovely visit and encouraging comments. I thank you my friend and I hope you are well. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/10/2020 4:17:00 PM
Very creative Ann, nothing worse than a bad night's sleep Hope it gets better for you. Hope you're well. Tom
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 6/10/2020 5:00:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Tom, I never have more than 3 or 4 hours sleep each night, and often waken feeling like a zombie and consequently tired the following day... I am ok thank you I hope you are too. With kindest thoughts Ann xx