NPR Poetry Challenge

Current NPR Poetry Challenge: Write a poem regarding sleep, or anything related to sleep, beginning with the phrase “I would like to.”

My submission:

I would like to continue sleeping.
Your nudge tickles my dream
I imagine I am awake and smile
Your cool glare brings a shiver
I look for a sweater
Your shaking is rousing
I raise my head and say “earthquake”
Your slap opens my eyes
I recognize respect is needed
Your love wakes for a moment.

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