Written by Charlene V. Martoni
Since our awakening,
The circular cycle of day and night
Has been marked by the rise and set of sun
And moon: the presence or absence of light.
We trust what we see, and so we follow
Revolving embers in the sky, but we
Do have four other senses that can grow
And fade with the pattern of stir and sleep.
You can choose to abide by another
Sensation to regulate days and ground
Your routine. I rotate wake and slumber
Through the sensation and cadence of sounds.
For in mornings I hear tiny birds tweet,
And in evenings, crickets sing me to sleep.
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