Sleep and Hygiene


A choice of ours

to nictitate

on rest powers

two? four? six? eight?


Now you thread me

up to sleeping

on a prayer

spirit leaping!


When the soul’s in

state of dormant

then we have our

best informant


Sleep, a genie


lovely process

sleep tight, thoughttle*.



*The word “thoughttle” is a combination of ‘thought’ and ‘throttle.’

How does the act of sleep throttle thought? Why do we say, “Sleep tight?”

Oh, yes…that old wives’ tale about how beds were once constructed with

ropes that needed tightening. But that was the old, p h y s i c a l -based meaning!

Image Eye, I, eye, i



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