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Sleepless sheep

19/07/2021
© aNadventures

What do sheep count to fall asleep

The sheep that lie in the meadow, 

wide awake. 

The ones that cuddle up and merge 

into a woolen flood. 

Black and white and brown and greyish wool. 

Old and young and middle aged sheep. 

Do they dream of overcoming midlife crisis?

How would they even know 

if half their life was over?

How would humans know?

Humans count sheep. 

Night after night

on sleepless nights

They count the sheep that lie in the meadow, 

wide awake

The ones that cuddle up and merge 

into a woolen flood. 

Humans also like to cuddle up. They hug 

their partners or their children or their pets

or their blankets or their pillows.

And most of all they hug their dreams

Tell me, when will you wake up

from dreaming you’ll be around forever?

From → Tip of my Tongue

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